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City hopes grants will launch animal control program

10:40 PM, May 14, 2013
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City of Wausau officials say they hope to hire animal control officers later this year to pick up the roughly 1,000 strays wandering the area's streets.

A $10,000 grant from the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation will be one of the launching points for the proposed program. The grant, which the city's Finance Committee Tuesday recommended the city accept, will help finance a roughly $35,000 vehicle the city wants to buy for animal control officers, City Council member Keene Winters said Tuesday.

Wausau and the village of Weston want to hire one full-time and two part-time animal control ...

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