July 14, 2024

OTTAWA–The Franklin County Fair Board will hear those who want the pet cemetery to be left alone. Local attorney Derek Chappell and former Director of Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Emily Mathis will present their case at the monthly meeting on Monday. Chappell says this is the Fair Boards chance to do the right thing.

Derek Chappell on Pet Cemetery

Even though Fair Board Spokesperson Brandi Shoemaker did not answer specific questions, she says that the situation developed after the Fair Board’s February meeting. The Board will issue a formal statement at Monday’s meeting. Where does Prairie Paws fit into this situation? Prairie Paws Public Relations Coordinator Craig Evans says that even though selling the cemetery and the original animal shelter was a very difficult one, it was the best decision.

Prairie Paws’ Decision

The meeting will be held at 8 o’clock at Celebration Hall on the Fairgrounds in Ottawa.

Saturday, March 26th, 1:17pm

Derek Chappell on Pet Cemetery

Prairie Paws’ Decision

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