Clackamas shelter seeks sponsor for adoption center

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Clackamas County officials recently renamed their dog shelter the Clackamas County Animal Adoption and Education Center as a way to more properly describe the array of services provided to the dogs in their care.  “The terms ‘shelter’ and ‘pound’ no longer are applicable . . .  and often carry a negative connotation,” a recent staff report noted.  Officials hope to warm up their new name even more with a benefactor or sponsor’s name.  Clackamas County Chairwoman Charlotte Lehan hopes the possibility of that kind of legacy might encourage a generous donation.  She told The Oregonian, “This is the sort of thing that people do leave a lot of money in their estate to.”  Should such a benefactor come forward, the center will happily rebrand.