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The old Fordham Library Center, on a hardscrabble block of Bainbridge Avenue, has been transferred to the Department of Health and is slated to become the Bronx's first full-service animal shelter. However, many people back a plan to turn the big three-story building into a much needed community center. "We were reaching out, we were laying out our case, and the city just decided they were going to do this without consulting anyone," said the Community Board chairman. Budgets cuts could put the shelter on hold for at least two years. More reading on this testy topic from the Times this past summer. [NYDN]