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February 13, 2008
“Let me outta here . . .” Murphy may have been thinking as the dog, who had up-to-date tags, tested out the gleaming new cage at the just-constructed dog pound in Provost. An estimated 200 dogs are registered but some cats or dogs without licences may wind up here temporarily. Story in this paper. ©Provost News Photo.
Dogs Rounded Up Will Have New Accommodations
• Town Builds Pound for Stray or Unlicenced Dogs and Cats
Most dogs and cats found on the loose in town will likely be spending the night caged in a new building now in operation.

Up until this month the Town of Provost had been renting space for animals from a local veterinarian but a dedicated steel building with several cages is now complete and in use south of the tracks beside the town maintenance shop.

There are five small kennels, two medium sized ones and two large ones to accommodate big animals.

Though cats don’t need a town licence purchased by an owner, dogs are required to wear tags showing the date and a number, says pest control officer Al Dorman.

The blue metal building has a cement floor with drain for easy cleaning and is fitted with a furnace and hot water.

Animals held at the site will be checked at least once a day and provided with food and water as well as taking them outside for walks. A nearby exercise area will also be created and fenced off for the animals.

“I've been waiting for this (building) for years. This is really nice” says Dorman.
If the animal’s fine is not paid or if an owner does not collect the animal then the dog or cat may be given away or taken to a branch of the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

A dog found loose in town without up-to-date tags can be taken to the pound and the owner would have to buy a dog licence and pay a fine before the animal is released.

Dogs can not legally run loose in town with or without a licence and some areas are restricted from the dogs, even if they are on a leash with an owner.

The check-in rate at the new facility will likely be erratic. Sometimes there will be no animals housed there but other times there could be four or five calls to Dorman over a day or two.

Full story and photo in February 13 edition of The Provost News.
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Massive Deer Slaughter Protested
Fish and Game Wants Public Meeting
With a massive slaughter of deer imminent north of town, the Provost and District Fish and Game Association and others are organizing people to urge politicians to have the plan stopped.

Full story in February 13 edition of The Provost News.
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Credit Union Studies Another Merger
Full story in February 13 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "What Do You Find Most Interesting Working at the Post Office?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Linda Skiba, Joan Olson, Ken Dresser, Mary Dambrowsky, and Linda Colp.
Check out the February 13 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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