City Council decides no animal shelter in public park - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/17/09

City Council decides no animal shelter in public park

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Friday afternoon, the Lubbock City Council announced that there would be no public hearing about a possible animal shelter site at Mackenzie Park, and that the shelter would no longer be built in a public park.

The council asked city staffers to bring forward potential sites that are not parkland and won't alarm residential areas. Another possibility is using commercial space temporarily for animal adoptions. "We'll also look for areas on a temporary basis to be able to lease some commercial space for an adoption center. Everyone on the council is very, very committed to increasing the amount of adoptions," said Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin.

Martin says it will probably take several weeks for city staff to present new site locations.

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