What’s the holdup on building the new animal shelter? The city has approved the money, and the land has been selected.
Of course, they have money for other things and buildings. For example, the gaudy City Hall. That’s just a little bit too fine and fancy. It looks like it belongs on a movie set in Hollywood.
During my 60 years here, it seems like the animals are always last, or not at all.
Let me paint you a picture. When you go to the animal shelter, it’s old, it’s depressing and it’s sad. Not to mention it’s near a sewer pond. And it stinks.
No, folks, that’s not the animals stinking like that. It’s the wastewater treatment ponds. Why would we subject our understaffed employees and volunteers to that kind of smell? There is never any fresh air there — not even on a good day.
The shelter has been there forever. Let’s build a new one now. Our pets deserve one, and so do we, the citizens of Tracy. The pets bring us happiness.