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Budget cuts have the Jefferson County Animal Shelter in Madras scrambling to provide homes for dozens of dogs. The shelter has seen an influx of dogs,  and they only have nine kennels to house them. The overflow has to be kept outside in very cold temperatures. Jefferson County's Dog Control Officer, Renee Davidson talked with our news partner, News Channel 21: “It kind of fluctuates, but mainly it goes up. It’s going up every month. I think a lot of it has to do with the economy. A lot of people can't take care of their dogs so they surrender them and there's often times they surrender them and we have to turn them away. We just don't have room for the dogs.” Oregon and Washington animal rescue groups are helping to move the dogs to warmer places. Residents are also bringing in dog houses and blankets to help. If you can adopt or foster a dog, you are asked to call the Jefferson County shelter.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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