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 (http://sgfnow.co/WI2fmt ) 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.