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Copperas Cove building new animal shelter thanks to voters

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The outdated animal shelter in Copperas Cove goes to get replaced with a model new state-of-the-art facility and it’s all thanks to voters.

Copperas Cove is in determined want of a new animal shelter, but it surely comes with a hefty price ticket of $4 million.

That’s why the town council didn’t need to make the choice alone.

“The metropolis council determined it will be finest for the voters to determine the place it will be finest to spend the cash. So, that’s why they determined to put it on the poll, to let the voters select the place their tax {dollars} went,” stated Lt. Kevin Miller, public info officer, CCPD.

Leaving it up to voters was a raffle that actually paid off when the voters authorized the bond on Tuesday and it’s a choice that couldn’t have come to quickly.

“Building B, which is our consumption building … with that being our oldest within the facility, that building is displaying its put on and tear in age,” stated Tamara Hall, supervisor for Copperas Cove Animal Control.

In truth, many of the animal shelter is run down with outdated drainage and with rusting kennels that aren’t local weather managed.

Climate management is one thing that’s wanted and never only for the animals.

“As for our meals, similar factor. We’re having to retailer it in a non-climate-controlled setting and that’s one thing we do want and the new shelter will enable us to do,” stated Miller.

The new shelter may even present a big and much-needed growth for animal capability.

“Up to 60 kennels for canines and up to 40 kennels for cats and that’s going to be an enormous growth for us.” stated Hall.

A new shelter is coming and it’s all thanks to the voters in Copperas Cove.

“The voters stepped up and realized that it was wanted they usually had been keen to pay slightly little bit of taxes yearly to assist construct the new facility,” stated Lt. Miller.

After the town council canvases the votes subsequent week, this plan that has been within the works for practically six years can lastly get underway.