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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Open house Monday for new, $2.5 million Animal Control Center

  • Members of the public will have the opportunity Monday to tour the new $2.5 million Leavenworth Animal Control Center.
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      What: Grand opening for the new Leavenworth Animal Control Center


      When: 10 a.m. Monday


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      If you go ...

      What: Grand opening for the new Leavenworth Animal Control Center



      When: 10 a.m. Monday



      Where: 2019 S. Third St., behind the Price Chopper store



      ― There will be a ribbon-cutting for the new facility, and visitors will be able to tour the building. For more information, call the Animal Control Center at (913) 682-0268.

  • Members of the public will have the opportunity Monday to tour the new $2.5 million Leavenworth Animal Control Center.
    Animal Control will have a grand opening for the new facility at 10 a.m.
    The new 7,800-square feet facility is located at 2019 S. Third St., behind the Leavenworth Price Chopper.
    "People can come and take a look at the new building," said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, Leavenworth Police Department deputy chief. "We'll be happy to show them around and take them on a tour."
    Leavenworth Animal Control operates as part of the Police Department.
    Nicodemus said visitors can learn about the differences between the new facility and the building it's replacing.
    He said the grand opening gives the Police Department an opportunity to thank the community for its support.
    He said Animal Control officials will accommodate anyone wanting to adopt an animal while visiting the new center.
    Nicodemus said the grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting.
    Leavenworth Animal Control officially began operating out of the new building this past week.
    "Our employees are getting to know it," he said.
    He said there is punch list of minor things that still need to be completed at the building.
    The new center is larger than the old Animal Control building on South Second Street.
    City Manager Scott Miller said the city has received requests from outside organizations seeking to lease the old building.
    "It's going to be our recommendation that we tear it down," he recently told Leavenworth City Commission members.
    He said the old building is in a flood plane.
    "That building is in bad shape," he said.
    Miller said he recommends the city hold onto the land at the former site.

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