Progress on Faulkner County Animal Shelter


A committee of the Faulkner County Quorum Court took a first step Tuesday toward finding revenue to finance operations of an animal shelter once one is established.

The Courts and Public Safety Committee agreed to recommend that the Quorum Court’s Budget and Finance Committee look into potential sources of revenue.

Last November the Quorum Court approved spending $500,000 to purchase property at South German Lane and Nabholz Avenue adjacent to the Justice Building for an eventual county animal shelter, using revenue from a voluntary 1.5-mill animal-shelter tax that began in 2006.

In January, the county paid $499,025 to buy the property with the idea to lease part of it. Instead, that entire facility has been leased to the sheriff’s office, which has started remodeling, meaning it isn’t available for an animal shelter.

Conway has a shelter, but Faulkner County does not.

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