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Big Spring city council votes to bring back animal adoption & rescue committee

At Tuesday night’s Big Spring city council meeting, council members voted to bring back the animal rescue and adoption committee, something the city hasn’t seen in ten years to help with animal population. (Source: KWES) At Tuesday night’s Big Spring city council meeting, council members voted to bring back the animal rescue and adoption committee, something the city hasn’t seen in ten years to help with animal population. (Source: KWES)
BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) -

At Tuesday night’s Big Spring city council meeting, council members voted to bring back the animal rescue and adoption committee, something the city hasn’t seen in ten years to help with animal population.

Alison Herm, new committee member said, “There’s a lot of items for us to discuss but they all come down to animal welfare, including the shelter and hopefully getting some city ordinances changed.”

Kristen Partee, another new committee member said, “It’s so important to get rescues, the police department, and the city together working towards some really positive solutions to help the abandoned animals of our community.”

The members of the five-person committee will serve terms from one to three years and many of which help with other animal organizations throughout the city. Herm said figuring out what to do with the city’s animal shelter is first on the list.

“We would like to see the city go no kill,” said Herm.

As the new members gets ready to go into action, Partee added the forming of this committee will help provide answers to so many questions.

“It’s not reinventing the wheel, it’s kicking rust off an old one,” said Partee.

Partee and Herm added the new animal and rescue committee will start getting to work at their first meeting in October.

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