LONGVIEW- District 1 Longview City Councilman John Sims said Tuesday he will meet with area animal welfare organizations in hopes of the groups uniting with each other and with the city to turn a dream of building a new animal shelter into a reality.
“The only way we all will be happy is with a new, state-of-the-art animal shelter run by the city of Longview,” Sims said during a council work session Tuesday at LeTourneau University’s S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center.
The work session presented the council with the opportunity to discuss several long-range projects for the city. The council did not take any action during the session.
Mayor Jay Dean and members of the council have expressed a desire for about a year for a public-private partnership to build a new animal center in the city. The city has a one-year contract with the Humane Society of Northeast Texas for animal sheltering services at the city’s lone shelter, which is on Enterprise Street.
Dean said moving forward with developing a new shelter will require input and contributions from the community.
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