Animal Welfare: Creation of new committee on tap at city council meeting

Steve Reagan
Staff Writer

Big Spring’s city council will consider establishment of an animal rescue and adoption committee when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.
This will mark the second go-round for the committee, which was discontinued a few years ago. With greater cooperation between the city and rescue groups resulting in fewer shelter animals being euthanized, Mayor Larry McLellan believes the time is right to get even more citizen input into shelter operations and resurrect the committee.
“This can be a very positive thing for the community,” McLellan said earlier this month. “There’s a lot of people out there who think we can do better at the shelter, and we can do better.”
The five-member board will be charged with raising public awareness and facilitating adoption of animals from the shelter, according to the proposed ordinance.
Under the ordinance, board members would be selected by majority vote of the city council and serve three-year terms.