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Animal Shelter Gets Green Light, but Likely Lawsuit Awaits

Overcome with emotion, Derrel Ridenour wiped his eyes with tears of joy and tears of victory. Moments earlier Tuesday, the business magnate and animal lover heard the news he’s fought years to hear — unanimous approval of the animal shelter he wants to build. “When you go to shelters, and...

Like a Good Neighbor? Resistance to Animal Shelter in NW Fresno.

Hundreds of northwest Fresno residents attended a community meeting Wednesday night (Oct. 10) with a majority of speakers opposing a proposed $6 million animal shelter and clinic in the area. Residents clad in Fresno Humane Animal Services shirts aired support for the project, too. Whether it goes forward is up to...

Supervisors Delay Vote on Proposed Animal Shelter West of Highway 99

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors has delayed for six weeks a vote on a proposed $6 million animal shelter/clinic west of Highway 99. Supervisor Nathan Magsig made a motion to delay a vote on a rezone request by the facility's proponents at Tuesday's meeting. Supervisor Brian Pacheco, who represents the...