Rhonda Silence

Sheriff working to find home for dog pound

At recent meetings of the Grand Marais City Council and the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority, work gets under way for an improved boat launch at the Grand Marais Recreation Park this summer. Because of that, the tiny animal shelter in the Grand Marais Campground has to be removed.

No official action has been taken by the city, county or EDA regarding the movement of the dog pound. Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux told Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen has taken the lead on getting a new animal shelter constructed.

The temporary plan for caring for stray animals is to house them in the garage at the law enforcement center.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence checked in with Sheriff Eliasen, who is the county’s Animal Control Officer, to learn a bit more.