Quorum Court Approves $20,000 In Funding For Washington County Animal Shelter

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The Washington County Quorum Court voted Monday (Aug. 31) to transfer $20,000 to fund the Lester C. Howick Animal Shelter of Washington County.

On the third reading, 10 Justices of the Peace voted for the measure and four voted against. The funding needed a simple majority, or eight JPs, in order to pass.

The $20,000 will be coming from the Circuit Clerk from a commissioners fee fund, which has been sitting untouched for the last two years, according to George Butler, the chief of staff for County Judge Marilyn Edwards.

In July, the Quorum Court voted to approve an additional $10,500 to fund the shelter after the facility used up most of its $615,000 budget.