Concerns raised by members of the community have delayed the Crown land application made by a local dog rescue, according to the province.
After consulting with interested parties in the application by Angel’s Animal Rescue Society to build a dog rescue facility on a 90-acre parcel of Crown land west of Merritt, FrontCounterBC is now asking the rescue to provide more information about funding arrangements and the proposed facility’s management plan.
“The applicants are now considering whether to withdraw their application or continue with the consultation process,” said Brennan Clarke, public affairs officer for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “The ministry is expecting a further update from the applicant by the end of June.”
Concerned local cattlemen, game club members, and trappers have expressed opposition to the plan.