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Amarillo Humane Society To Propose Big Changes To City Council

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Amarillo and the surrounding areas continue to be overrun with large numbers of feral cats and stray dogs. In fact, the ratio of humans to animals in Amarillo is larger than in bigger cities like Austin and Waco.

But now, as The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the Amarillo Humane Society has a plan to do something about the problem, and it could mean big changes in the way the local Humane Society operates.

The plan includes building a new facility, as well as a new mobile clinic that would offer low-cost vaccinations and spaying/neutering at reduced rates. The humane society says the new system could increase the live-release rate in the city’s animal shelter by 90 percent.

The plan would also bring a full-time veterinarian on staff, to help with the already successful trap-neuter-release program. The humane society will propose its five-year plan during today’s city council meeting.