Judge gives RUFFF a second chance

County's request for reconsideration on earlier ruling denied

KINGMAN - A Mohave County judge is standing firm on his decision to give a Golden Valley animal sanctuary a second chance to come into compliance with county ordinances.

Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen denied a request from the county to reconsider his February ruling giving Rescue Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation until Nov. 1 to come into compliance and requiring the two sides to come to an agreement on what constitutes "durable flooring" by June 1.

Earlier in February, Jantzen denied a request from the county for a permanent injunction to close the facility.

RUFFF was cited in 2010 by the Mohave County Environmental Health and Planning and Zoning departments for operating a kennel without a zoning use or a health permit and being over its limit of 135 dogs imposed by a previous zoning permit.

The county filed for a permanent injunction that would have closed RUFFF in October.

Both Allison and county officials said they will follow the judge's orders and continued to try and bring the shelter into compliance.