Fate of League City animal shelter is focus of meeting
Easing overcrowding at the League City Animal Shelter will be the focus of a meeting Thursday between the Friends of League City Animal Shelter and shelter officials.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, 303 W. Walker St.
Animal supporters say that "release rate" of animals at the shelter has increased to 77 percent since the animal shelter doubled the amount of space reserved for stray animals.
"This rate would be good in any animal welfare arena, but in the world of municipal animal control it is nothing short of phenomenal," Friends member Monica Millican stated in an e-mail.
In tough economic times, city officials are looking at ways to cut costs, and the animal shelter could become a casualty, Friends supporters say.
"There is a move afoot to limit the number of days an animal can be held for adoption even if there is space, effectively altering what the citizens already said they wanted," Millican stated.
Kristi Wyatt, a League City spokeswoman, said the meeting would help identify ways to ease overcrowding at the animal shelter at 821 N. Kansas St.
"There is overcrowding at the shelter and this meeting is an attempt to go over some of the efforts they may have in remedying the problem," Wyatt said. "They are going to go over some of the issues that they're both faced with."
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