County supervisors consider funding new animal shelter

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County officials are considering hiring an architecture firm to improve the county's much-maligned animal shelter.

Over the years, there have been a number of complaints about the county's outdated shelter. Officials are hoping that bringing in an architect will help them determine if they simply need to remodel the existing facility or build a new facility to deal with animal population in the future.

Jackson County supervisor John McKay said the current condition of the shelter may be the reason adoption numbers are low. He hopes that improvements will lead to more adoptions. "The people out there do a great job keeping it clean, but just the overall appearance of it being an old, outdated facility is what we're trying to do away with and provide a better service for the animals," said McKay.

McKay said if a new shelter has to be built, the county will be looking at spending between $200,000-$300,000.

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