Work to build the Grimes County’s animal rescue shelter is still ongoing, but they still need some help to get to breaking ground on construction.
“We estimate we are about $20,000 or $30,000 short of what we need to get started. So, how quickly we can start depends on how generous the community is through the end of the year, and how much we can do as far as that is concerned,” said Kristin Carrell, the president of the animal shelter board at Wednesday’s meeting of Commissioner’s Court.
They presented an amendment to the court regarding their location, and construction start date, which was supposed to be this month.
The new shelter would be right in the mix with the Grimes County jail and new Justice Center, which she says was the selling point for having the shelter there, instead of anywhere else.
“I am not opposed to looking anywhere else. The only consideration that really married us to this property, if we are going to use inmates from the jail to work there, the Sheriff said t be able to accommodate that, it has to be close enough where they do not need to be transported in a vehicle,” said Carrell.
Carrell said as well they want t build a facility that the county can use fr years to come.
Commissioner’s ultimately approved the amendment for the Grimes County Animal Shelter, and extending their construction date, but on contingency they approve the construction plans first. The amendment also included an extension of the lease for construction.
If you would like to donate or learn more about the Animal Shelter’s mission and goals, visit the Grimes County Animal Rescue Facebook page.