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Camera-shy Baxter hides behind Penny McCarty, director of Mesa County Animal Services, at the shelter, 971A Coffman Road in Whitewater. Baxter, a terrier mix stray about 5 years old, was groomed by Bark and Meow grooming and has been neutered. He is ready for adoption through Grand Rivers Humane and can be seen at PetSmart’s adoption fair Aug. 2 and 3.


For the fifth consecutive year, the number of animals brought to the shelter at Mesa County Animal Services declined year over year in the first half of 2014.
The shelter provided a temporary home to 1,680 animals in the first six months of 2014, an 18 percent drop compared with the first six months of 2013. Admittance numbers at the shelter have dropped every year since 2010, when 2,705 animals came to the shelter in the first half of the year.

Son sought in mom’s death arrested on other charges

A man labeled a “person of interest” in the death of his mother was arrested this morning in Grand Junction for an unrelated warrant, authorities confirmed. Daniel Stetzel, 31, was taken into custody just after 9 a.m. by Grand Junction police officers.


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