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News & Notes: Nov. 22

Nov. 22, 2011

Animal rescue center recommended for move

Greenfield - An organization that tries to find homes for cats and dogs in danger of being euthanized may move to Greenfield.

The Plan Commission favorably recommended to the Common Council that the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center be allowed to relocate to 5101 W. Loomis Road. A public hearing will likely be set for sometime in December.

Currently located on the upper level of Southridge Mall in Greendale, which it has called home for five years, the Milwaukee Animal Rescue Center has outgrown its space.

The center proposes to convert a garage into a community clubhouse for group meetings, educational seminars and weekend dog adoptions.

The center helps animal control agencies facing euthanizing decisions by accepting animals for care and adoption. It doesn't accept owner-surrendered animals, strays, farm animals, wildlife or exotic animals.

At part of its proposed Greenfield-based operations, adoption-ready cats would be cared for at the center while injured or young cats and dogs would be in foster care. Adoption-ready dogs would be brought to the center for appointments with potential adoptive families.

Crash car grim reminder of impaired driving hazard

West Allis - To raise awareness of the possible consequences of drinking or using drugs and driving, a car that had been in a crash was to be on display outside of West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave., for students to see on Tuesday.

The night before Thanksgiving is one of the deadliest as it relates to drunken drivers, according to the West Allis Central Peer Advisory Council that brought the car to the school. It is meant to be a thought-provoking visual. And during the school day students had the opportunity to sign a pledge to remain alcohol and drug free.

Knights of Columbus selling more of its land

Greenfield - The Knights of Columbus received approval last week from the Greenfield Common Council to split an acre off its five-acre property so that it can be sold.

The new one-acre lot will be on the north side of the Knights of Columbus property, 3200 S. 103 St., and it exceeds the city's minimum size requirements for a new lot. Zoning there is commercial.

This is the second piece of land the Knights has split off. In July, it received permission to split 1.9 acres off the southern part of the property. Nothing has been built there yet.

The Knights building and parking lot are in the middle of a long piece of property. Officials want to sell off the unused open areas on either end.

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