POSTED: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:14pm
City officials, animal lovers and shelter workers are coming together this week to address the city’s escalating animal problem and the growing need for a new or expanded facility to take care of strays or abandoned pets.
All Hearts 4 Paws, a newly formed group dedicated to the welfare of community pets, will hold a 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at the Longview Public Library to raise public awareness about Longview’s pet overpopulation issue.
“I don’t know that everybody is on the same agenda, but everybody agrees that this is something that needs to be done,” said Elyse Bowers, All Hearts 4 Paws organizer.
Members have addressed Longview city leaders at the last two city council meetings, asking the city to consider the need for a new animal shelter.
City Mayor Jay Dean said he was aware of the need, but funding was an issue.
“Our Longview shelter is not the proper place for our stray pets to be taken to,” Bowers said.
The group has asked the city to no longer take animals to the Humane Society of Northeast Texas, at 303 Enterprise St. in Longview.
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