Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Animal Shelter Update

So, since last weeks update, we have been working very hard on moving the animal shelter along. Last night at the Police Jury meeting it was finally approved to move forward with locating land and beginning the planning and design of the facility. This is huge for our committee, our community and our parish. If all goes well and there are no hiccups, we hope to get that approved at the March PJ meeting and begin advertising to bidders to start building. (See the video clip from KTAL news below.) video

Also, last Wednesdays newscast on KTBS got overwhelming support from the community, so they did a follow up story the next night because there were so many people calling to offer support and complaints. Then on Monday, I am sorry to report that they did another story where someone had taken it upon themselves to put one of the dogs out of his misery. (See the links for the videos below if interested.)

http://www.ktbs.com/player/player.cfm?video_id=15725&current_zone=63

http://www.ktbs.com/player/player.cfm?video_id=15789&video_zone=3,1

Thanks for all the support from my family and friends through this wonderful possibility to do something for my community. It has been a great learning experience, chance for me to get involved with politics, learn how to deal and toughen up when it comes to the media, (thanks, mom) and an overall enjoyable opportunity. Thanks for all the prayers and keep them coming, we still have a long road ahead, its not over yet!!

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