Animal shelter may receive a $2 million dollar upgrade

POSTED: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 5:32pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:07pm

The Waco Humane society may see a $2 million upgrade in the near future.
The city council is looking for ways to fund a proposed renovation for the nearly 50-year-old building.The proposal was brought fourth to the Waco City Council budget and audit committee on Tuesday night.
City Council leaders say, this is a process that has been long overdue.

"The community and council is committed to doing the right thing, and, that's what the council is looking at. Our animals are very important to us. We don't want to have strays, we don't want to have to euthanized them, we want to reach the goal that the community has said, of being a no-kill animal shelter," Said Larry Holze, City of Waco Spokesman.

Financing the new renovations will primarily come from fundraising efforts.The city will contribute $500,000 into the pot and the remaining $1.5 million will come from community efforts.

The new renovations will add a parking lot, 40 new kennels and an onsite clinic. The new upgrades will make the shelter appealing to those looking to adopt.
The next step in the process for the proposal, is a city council budget session. That session will begin at that will the next city council meeting, later in July. If approved, construction will not begin until after the fiscal year in October.


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