Town council approves funding for air conditioning at Wallingford Animal Shelter

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WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Wallingford Town Council has recently passed a resolution authorizing funding to install an air conditioner in the kennel area at the local animal shelter, according to State Rep. and council member Craig Fishbein.

The money for the Wallingford Animal Shelter comes from the estate of Susan Juul — her will stated that the nearly $700,000 should be used to improve and maintain the health and well-being of the animals and to improve the physical structures and buildings for the benefit of the animals.

Back in July, animal rights advocates called on the mayor to take action, demanding that AC units be placed in all aminal shelters.

Mayor William Dickinson said the money is under the authority of the council, and its use had to be approved by both executive and legislative authority. The mayor also wanted to hear from his newly appointed animal control officer before making a decision on the AC units. Members of the community, however, said that the decision could not wait.

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