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Bel Air Officials To Discuss Humane Society Funding

Humane society funding, vehicle purchases and flooding contingency plans are on the agenda for tonight's meeting.

The has proposed a new shelter on the existing Fallston site, and are expected to vote tonight on whether or not to permit the organization to apply for $50,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits.

The community investment tax credit program, "provides Maryland businesses with a financial incentive to support community projects," according to the state document outlining the program.

All municipalities in the county have to approve the project for the organization to access this kind of funding.

"The adoption of this Resolution will permit the Humane Society of Harford County to apply for $50,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits to help fund the Capital Campaign project for the proposed new shelter," the legislation reads.

Also on the agenda are the town's flood mitigation contingency plan and vehicle and equipment purchases. See attached agenda and copies of resolutions.

The town meeting is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at .

Tim Montoya August 21, 2012 at 03:16 AM
This makes sense since the Humane Society is the only shelter in the county. What most don't know is that they are required to accept all pets brought into the shelter. Even though space is extremely limited, all pets must be welcomed. The new facility is a necessity and the tax break for businesses will encourage local companies to participate.
Holly August 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Hell yes. Help the animals. Stop wasting tax payer money or repeat loser offenders with slaps on the wrist and put the money to those who have no voice... The animals!! Most act with more diginity than most of the repeat criminals in this county anyway.
Lori Zeller August 21, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Lori Zeller Well said Mr. Montoya! We just adopted our Daisey dog from the HC Humane Society two weeks ago and she's a doll baby. For my first time being there, I was amazed at how the wonderful employess and volunteers could work is such a small space, yet they did. They have a dry erase board on the wall in the office with every dogs name on it so they can make sure each dog gets exercised every day. The Vet is wonderful. She made sure our Daisey got all of her shots and medications before we took her home and when we took Daisey to our Vet for her "after leaving" exam, she got a full bill of health. How they do it, I don't know. There space is so limited. They have several dogs at a time in running pens, because of lack of space. But, in spite of it all, the animals are healthy and happy because of the care everyone there gives them. They seem to always have at least two dogs in the office, behind the desk enclosure so they each seem to get their turn out of their pen. They were wonderful and every person who came in with a stray or a pet they couldn't keep any longer were welcomed. The Harford County Humane Society doesn't just take in animals, they create pets for families and they make sure it's the right fit first. Give them the space they require to do the wonderful job they do every day. We should ALL say, give em the MONEY...!!
Ahmad0001 December 18, 2012 at 05:50 AM
The new facility is a necessity and the tax break for businesses will encourage local companies to participate. http://www.onlinedatastoragesite.com/softwares/subsequent-driving-training.html

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