County to enlarge animal shelter pond

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners agreed to use county equipment to help the county’s only no-kill animal shelter and made other decisions for the county at their May 12 meeting.
Commissioners approved using county equipment to enlarge and deepen a pond on the property of LARAS House animal shelter, located just west of Mexia.
Commissioner William “Pete” Kirven said Peggy Wilson, with LARAS House, requested the county use its machinery to make a small pond on the property larger.
“They want to make it larger and deeper so they can use the water there for the facility and save on their water bill for the animals,” said Commissioner Bobby Forrest. “I think it’s something we could help them with at basically no cost except a little bit of time–"
“And Ted’s equipment,” Kirven agreed, referring to County Engineer Ted Kantor, who directs the Road and Bridge Department.

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