Ontario dog shelter moving to new location

Courtesy of Ani-Care (File photo)

ONTARIO - Ani-Care Animal Shelter is moving to a smaller, concrete-floored building with no playrooms — but the move is a temporary stop in a bigger plan to benefit the dogs.

The shelter, a non-profit charity focused on relocating stray and owner-surrendered dogs in the county to new homes, was reaching the end of its Oregon Highway 201 location lease and opted to pursue a better location. Finding a new space is something the shelter has wanted to do for a long time, according to co-director Kim Hanson. 

Hanson says that the ideal location would be central within the county and have large grassy areas where volunteers and visitors could play with the dogs, as well as an interior that feels less like a kennel. Hanson and the other directors believe . . .