Task Force Says Springfield Needs Animal Shelter

Posted: Jan 16, 2013 4:05 AM by Associated Press

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Springfield City Council task force says the southwest Missouri city needs a new animal shelter.
The council's Animal Issues Task force has submitted a proposal to the council calling for a new shelter in the southern part of the city and the addition of services such as adoption.

Task force chairwoman Mary Collette told The Springfield News-Leader ( ) a new shelter is long overdue and the current facility has needed upgrading for 30 years.
Collette said she prefers to put a new shelter in the center of the city, but acknowledges property would need to be purchased. The proposed southwest location is on city-owned land with infrastructure already in place.

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