Longview animal shelter progress slow but steady

Longview animal shelter progress slow but steady

POSTED: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 12:14pm

In the year since a task force presented recommendations to the City Council to help address soaring intake and euthanasia rates at Longview’s animal shelter, design has gotten underway, a location has been narrowed down and money has been committed to building a new facility.

Questions remain unanswered, however, as to who will run the new shelter and what other Gregg County cities, if any, will support Longview and the county in the facility’s construction and operation.

Members of the task force said this week that they are generally pleased with the progress the city has made in the year since the group submitted recommendations.

“So far, I think they are doing all they can do,” said local veterinarian Dr. Ken Glaze, chairman of the task force.

Dr. Hall Griffin, another veterinarian, said that despite a couple of concerns, he believes the council and city staff are working hard to move a new shelter forward.

“I am pleased that the city seems to be working hard on the task. I think they are putting diligent effort in,” Griffin said.

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