Grant council declines animal welfare league funds

EXPANDED FACILITIES: Grant District Council environmental services director Leith McEvoy and community ranger Dale Millar show the dog pound being assembled at its depot in Mount Gambier. The facility will replace a number of smaller cages that temporarily house roaming dogs. If the owner cannot be located, dogs will be transferred to the animal league. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

THE long-term sustainability of the district’s charity animal shelter has been delivered a major blow with Grant District Council rejecting a plea for additional operating funds.

Elected members on Monday night voted not to bump up a $12,000 allocation to the embattled South East Animal Welfare League this financial year.

League proponents have formally

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