Fiery comments at Lawrence County Commission meeting over animal shelter discussion

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MOULTON, Ala. – Lawrence County`s budget woes are nothing new, but frustrations came to a head again Friday morning as community members pointed fingers and demanded answers about the failed county animal shelter.

Residents demanded leash-laws, spay and neuter ordinances, and experts even laid out all of the steps the county needs to make in order to run a successful animal shelter.

Commission Chair Joey Hargrove says they have a plan to open a legitimate animal shelter, but they won`t use a dime from the county budget.

Instead they’re asking the community to donate their own money to build the shelter. The county will seek grants to fund everything else.

To donate, you can write a check addressed to the “Lawrence County Commission,” with a note specifying it is for the animal shelter. That way they will know to put it in a special bank account specifically for the effort.

You can mail it to the commission office or drop it off. The office is closed on Wednesday.

The commission also voted to appoint a temporary Animal Control Officer, while they search for someone to fill the position full-time.

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