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Logan finds new shelter after rift with humane society

(Eli Lucero | The Herald Journal | The Associated Press) In this September 2017 file photo, Sadie Smith examines Austin, a terrier mix, at the Cache Humane Society in Logan. Police set up kennels at a northern Utah police station for stray animals after a split with the local Humane Society left the city of Logan without an animal shelter.

Logan • Police who had been keeping stray animals in kennels at the station after a split with a northern Utah humane society say they’ve found a new shelter.

Logan police said in a statement Thursday they've contracted with neighboring Brigham City police to house the animals until they can find a more permanent solution. Any animals they picked up in Logan will be held temporarily in police-station kennels and transferred to the shelter in Brigham City.

The city was left without an animal shelter when a rift with the Cache County Humane Society over impounding and boarding fees grew until the two groups cut ties this week.

The department says it impounded three dogs in the makeshift kennels, and all have been returned to their owners.