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New chance for Union Parish animal shelter

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FARMERVILLE, LA. (KNOE 8 News) - The Union Parish Humane Society told KNOE 8 News they will officially be pursuing a new parish-wide tax to fund the construction of an animal shelter.

After a property tax increase was voted down by Union Parish voters in the November 6th elections, the humane society told KNOE 8 News they will now be pursuing an increase to the parish's sales tax that would bump it up to 10.38%.

The increase would have the parish paying $400,000 more a year in sales taxes to fund the construction and annual management of an animal shelter.

First, the humane society must have the increase approved by the state legislature in their next session and after that the increase won't be able to reach a Union Parish ballot for another two years.

For now, the humane society said they will be meeting this Tuesday to vote for a low-cost spay/neuter program with a local veterinarian to try to cut down on animal overpopulation in Union Parish.

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