The DeSoto Animal Shelter this week got additional funds from the police jury and a shipment of supplies from its friends group.
On Monday the DeSoto Police Jury passed a resolution giving additional funding to the shelter. By resolution, jurors transferred American Rescue Plan Funds to both the solid waste fund and the general fund designated for the shelter. $1,200,000 went to the solid waste fund and $40,000 went to the shelter.
Also Monday, the jury made a public meeting announcement concerning the animal shelter. The notice said on January 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm the jury would consider adopting a resolution calling an election in the parish to levy an ad valorem tax for animal control. That resolution will be considered ruling will be considered at a regular Police Jury meeting.
In addition to the $40,000 the jury allocated, The Animal Shelter said, “We have some awesome guardian angels that stepped in and helped by supporting the BFF’s of Desoto Animal Service. This is the new non-profit 501c3 that has stepped in and has been a huge advocate in supporting us as we go into the new budget year.
And our Community did not fail to help bring the blessings in. Wow, Thank you Ms Andi Ramaker for being the driving force to bring it all together. Thank you, Desoto Town & Country for the support and overall commitment this took. And Thank you to each of those supporters that made love felt. The season of giving filled our hearts here and our lobby. I hope you all know that the team here at the Shelter is forever grateful. We are wishing you a blessed and wonderful Christmas season.”
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