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Options for new Lawrence Co. animal shelters considered

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The county could opt to try building their own shelter. The county could opt to try building their own shelter.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Two possible solutions have been made by people who want to house Lawrence County's animal shelter on private property. County commissioners could vote to accept one of the proposals, or table the issue and continue looking for a solution.

Lawrence County cut ties with the woman who ran the shelter on her property for more than ten years in early June. Currently they are paying Morgan County to house animals for a fee, and a county employee is serving as Animal Control Officer on a temporary basis. A call for submissions earlier this month brought two people who each proposed bringing the shelter to their private land, which the county is considering.

"The two brought good proposals to us, but we are looking at doing something else to bring it to the county, let county employees take care of it. That could be an option," said Commissioner Joey Hargrove.

Ideally, county officials said, they would like to build a shelter on county-owned property instead of using someone who provides shelter on their own land.

Commissioners said on Thursday evening that a decision will be made after October 1.

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