The City of Sedalia issued the following statement concerning the Sedalia Animal Shelter, 2420 South New York, on Sunday:

"Effective immediately, the Sedalia Animal Shelter will be closed to the public, including volunteers and community service workers, so we may further the health and safety of our community.

Please note that animal control services will be limited. We strongly encourage pet owners to keep their pets at home.

Summons can and will be issued for pets running at large when necessary."