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Subject: When Cities and Counties Fight, Sometimes it's the Animals that Suffer
Date: Mon Dec 16 19:17:49 MST 2013
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December 16, 2013
 

When Cities and Counties Fight, Sometimes it's the Animals that Suffer

A dispute this fall between the city of Bakersfield and Kern County in California over animal shelter costs shows just how inter-local agreements can easily fall apart without proper nurturing.

 

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