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Smell of bleach, air of hope at Boston’s animal shelter

The antiseptic odor of bleach permeated the air. Workers removed unused cages and other clutter. A volunteer tossed a rubber chew toy to a coffee-colored dog in an outdoor run.

The overhaul continued Friday at Boston’s city-run animal shelter after the Animal Rescue League discovered such extensive mismanagement and neglect that some pound employees were moved to tears.

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