By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.
This time the City of Port Isabel is following through. Paperwork was being processed Monday morning that will, in essence, force the Laguna Madre Humane Society (LMHS) to turn over the operations of the Port Isabel Animal Shelter to the City.
This as City Manager Ed Meza works towards ensuring that qualified manpower is in place to properly handle animals.
“That’s the goal of everyone here,” said Meza, “the safety of the animals.”
Members of the LMHS are declining to comment to the media at this time, but in communications obtained by the Press, they are preparing to attend the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday night in order to speak in public.
“They are saying that they will be speaking,” said Meza, “but they are still saying the same things to us in the background. We are trying to get them to provide us with the qualifications of their workers and instead of doing that, they are turning and challenging ours.”
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