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Helen Holton
Councilman wants new Baltimore animal shelter
Councilman wants new Baltimore animal shelter

Poor ventilation and overcrowding at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter have prompted City Councilman Robert W. Curran to call for a plan to come up with $18 million to build a new animal shelter. At a council work session Tuesday, Curran asked officials from several city agencies to investigate whether to ask voters on the November 2016 ballot to consider financing a new shelter. He said a BARCS capital campaign, the sale of waterfront property near the Horseshoe Casino in South Baltimore where the shelter is located and a bond could fund the project. "It's clear what we need to do," Curran said. "There are only so many cages, so some good, domesticated...