Animal Care Services' Pie in the Sky Plan Still Hovering. 

If you went to city council meeting today expecting to hear a lively debate on the Brooks City Base kennel plan we blogged about earlier this week, we're sorry. We learned early this morning it had been pulled from the agenda. Animal Care Services director Gary Hendel said the plan, which could expand ACS' cramped kennel space by about 50 percent, needs a finalized lease in order to be presented to the City Council. He adds that Brooks is not the only option his department has batted around, but that at this point it's "the front runner." Hendel writes, "In order for that particular location to work for us we're going to need to do some major clean up and a few renovations. The buildings are old but we can make them safe, clean, and healthy."

Without any additional space, achieving the city's No Kill goal will be impossible, admits Hendel, but he's optimistic that the plan will reappear on next month's city council agenda, making No Kill, "tough, but doable."

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