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Midland SPCA Announces Closing

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Brian Wise 
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- The Midland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has announced they are closing their doors. The animals that are staying there will be going to Fort Davis under the care of Grand Companions Humane Society.

Laura Langem is the executive director for GCHS. She told NewsWest 9 she's not happy the animals cannot find homes but she knows how important it is to help.

"Fortunately I have lots of help from the area rescue organizations who have representatives here today," Langem said.

NewsWest 9 spoke with representatives from Lone Star Sanctuary for Animals and Midland Animal Services.

Paul O'Neill, the Director of Animal Services in Midland, says that though organizations have disagreed in the past, they are now working together.

"In the past, each group has kind of been wary of the other groups because there were bad feelings. People didn't like us because we did euthanasia. We didn't like them because they didn't. But the last four, five or six years we've really just; we're all trying to do the same thing," O'Neill said. 

Lone Star Sanctuary for Animals was at the SPCA. They said they don't believe in euthanasia but the number of animals they have at their shelter goes over the limit capacity everyday. 

Animal services say the best way to help pets is to adopt. If you have pets, they recommend you to spay and neuter them.