Group Circulates Petitions for Animal Control in Crawford Co.

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Petitions are being circulated in Crawford County asking for a vote on a county animal control system.

Crawford County Animal Shelter, Inc., wants to get the question of a voluntary tax to support an animal control system on the November ballot. Julie Morton, president of the group, estimates as many as 100 animals a month are abandoned in the county.

The tax would help pay to gather up the animals as well as pay the Sebastian County Humane Society to house them.

“This would cost the average tax payer about $20 a year,” Morton said. “The money would be earmarked solely for the establishment and operation of an animal control system in the county.”

Morton says if approved, tax payers could decide annually if they want to continue to support the shelter.