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Assembly seeks advice on animal control and voting

Two propositions on the Oct. 7 regular election ballot will gauge local opinion on two Kenai Peninsula Borough issues.
On animal welfare, is there more community can do?

This week's rescue of 35 dogs just outside of Soldotna highlights a question the Kenai Peninsula Borough has been struggling with for years: How much, if any, animal control is needed - or even wanted - outside of city limits?
Volunteers rescue 35 dogs

With bellies still swollen from a lack of food, 35 dogs are on their way to recovery after being rescued Monday. The dogs are currently housed at the Alaska's Extended Life Animal Sanctuary in Nikiski.
Demo of vacant portion of Nikiski Rec. Center under reconsideration

The Kenai Peninsula Borough administration is re-evaluating a plan to demolish the vacant, northern most portion of the Nikiski Community Recreation Center building.
Voters to advise assembly on animal control

Voters on Oct. 7 will be asked to advise the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly whether the borough should exercise animal control practices. At recent meetings, citizens have voiced concerns about abused and neglected animals in unincorporated areas.
Navarre investigating solutions to animal abuse issues

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said Tuesday he was taking the first step in considering how the borough might address cases of animal abuse or neglect.

...Church, 216 N Forest Drive in Kenai. A reception will follow the service. Memorials may be sent to Alaska's Extended Life Animal Sanctuary, PO Box 8051, Nikiski, AK 99635; Friends of the Kenai Community Library, 163 Main Street Loop...
Making it personal

What is the value of a pet's life? Are they just place holders to be discarded when they become inconvenient? No, they are not, says Krystal Duran.
'Kids today' are doing great things

Three recent stories we'd like to draw to your attention have touched on some very different subjects - teen suicide, animal neglect and abuse, and the Caring for the Kenai competition - but each touches on a similar theme: young people in our community raising awareness to make their world a better place.
New Soldotna Petco settles down after busy opening weekend

Store manager Anthony Havrilla carefully dipped a clear plastic Petco bag into an aquarium in the aquatic section of the new Soldotna store.


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