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Johanna Hubert, executive director of the Michiana Humane Society, gives a hug to her dog Phoebe, who she adopted from the shelter in 2014. MHS is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020.

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of monthly articles on the Michiana Humane Society as the organization celebrates its centennial in Michigan City.)

MICHIGAN CITY — Legend has it that in 1920, the stray dog population in Long Beach had become so bad the police chief ordered his officers to shoot strays on sight.

Johanna Humbert is executive director of the Michiana Humane Society on State Road 212 in Michian City. For information, call 219-872-4499, visit michiana

humanesociety.org, or check out the Facebook page.

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