Lack of loan options signals end to animal shelter plans

The Jackson County Solid Waste Management District cannot loan the county $250,000 to finance construction of an animal shelter.

Plans for a shelter to house stray dogs already were placed on hold because county commissioners failed to receive a commitment from the Seymour City Council to pay $50,000 a year to help fund operations.

Director Debbie Hackman said the solid waste district’s attorney, Rodney Farrow of Seymour, had researched the issue and recently sent her a letter stating district funds cannot be used for the proposed dog pound or any similar project. Farrow is also the Seymour city attorney.

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