Story last updated at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2002

Candidates tour animal shelter
It just takes a quick tour of the animal shelter, its decrepit conditions and lack of space to realize what an immensely high priority it is for the City of Homer to get a new shelter. While most city politicians have confirmed that sentiment, years have been passing, and the new shelter has not become a reality due to problems with finding an appropriate location.

In the meantime, the City of Homer continues to grow and its other high priority items are calling for attention. The animal shelter is in a precarious position of being overlooked.

With city council elections around the corner, two candidates have taken the time to come by the shelter and see first-hand how inadequate the facility is. In the past few weeks, Rose Beck and Conley Croom have both come to tour the shelter. Mr. Croom also sat in on a Homer Animal Friends meeting to learn about the group and how its work supports the city-run shelter.

All of us who work and volunteer at the shelter want to thank Rose and Conley for doing their homework to learn about one of the city's most urgent projects.

Diana Sedor