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West Richland Animal Control Facility moving

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash.--  The City of West Richland has decided to move its animal control facility.

City council struck an agreement with the Lewis and Clark Ranch to move the kennels into an existing building on the ranch. 

Mayor Donna Noski says it will cost about $13,000 to remodel and put in nine kennels. Noski explains the kennels and some of the other construction will be portable, meaning if the city doesn't stay in that location, the supplies can be reused.

Noski says this is only a temporary move. The city has signed a one year lease. City council is still deciding on a permanent location, or if they want to contract animal control to Benton County or a private source. 

West Richland decided to move the shelter because city growth caused it to end up in the middle of a neighborhood.