POSTED: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:14am
Longview, TX — Members of the Longview Animal Shelter Task Force agreed Wednesday that a new facility should be built — and it should be exclusive to the residents of Gregg County and its municipalities.
The task force, formed to address the city’s burgeoning population of abandoned and stray animals, voted to build a new shelter and to offer services only to cities and rural areas of Gregg County.
Recommendations must be approved by the City Council.
Residents living in cities with boundaries in multiple counties, including Gladewater, Kilgore and Longview, will be able to utilize the new shelter. Part of Longview is in Harrison County, while Kilgore overlaps into Rusk County and part of Gladewater is in Upshur County.
Read more  from the Longview News-Journal.