POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:44pm
Longview, TX — If Longview gets a new animal shelter it will most likely be built on Kermit Street, on property owned by the Humane Society of Northeast Texas.
The 4.3-acre site emerged as the favored location after Humane Society board members agreed during their November meeting to convey the property off H.G. Mosley Parkway, near West Loop 281, to the nonprofit group created by the City of Longview and Gregg County.
The vote was unanimous, said Terry Moore, vice president of the Humane Society of Northeast Texas.
Members of Longview’s Animal Shelter Task Force agreed this week the new shelter should be built on the land which was purchased about 10 years ago. At the time, the Humane Society planned to build a new shelter, but financial difficulties stalled those efforts.
“We so much want to see a new shelter because it is so needed. That is the whole point of giving the land,” Moore said.
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