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MIDLAND LEADERS VOTE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH NEW ANIMAL SHELTER

Friends of Marshall Animals --- Wow! Midland, Texas, is getting a new animal shelter, to be completed in 2020, because their current shelter is TOO SMALL. Granted, Midland is much larger than Marshall, takes in more animals annually (over 5,000 compared to 2,000 t0 3,000) but , their shelter is projected to cost a total of $5 MILLION! Our Plan U is projected to cost $1.3. Midland appears to be more caring about the plight of their animals. Shame on you, Marshall!

MIDLAND - Midland city leaders are moving forward with a plan to build a new animal shelter.

City council members approved a resolution during Tuesday's meeting awarding a bid for over $470,000 to Quorum Architects of Fort Worth.

This portion of the project includes pre-design services, basic services and special services.

City leaders hope to begin construction next year and open the new space by 2020.

The current facility is overcrowded, taking in between 15 to 20 animals a day. Shelter officials say the volume of animals coming in has forced them to euthanize 60 to 70-percent of all cats and dogs.

The Midland Reporter Telegram reports the entire project is estimated at $5-million.

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