It was a long debate but at the end of the Newport City Council meeting Monday night the councilors gave thumbs up to build a new city animal shelter at the south end of the Newport Airport.
Moving from the shelter to a new site at the south end of the airport was vigorously debated. But in the end, the council said yes – “Move it to the airport.”
But the situation isn’t fully taken care of. There are still many Newport area citizens who prefer a new animal shelter with a bigger facility. Many animal lovers agree about the move, but not to the south end of the airport with its noise from airplanes, helicopters and fire trucks that are rolling in-and-out from their facilities all hours of the day and night.
But in the end, the city council gave the project thumbs up – along with an animal shelter that provides everything to ensure that homeless animals can be adopted and celebrate their new families and new homes.
Final plans for the new shelter are being drawn up and then they’ll move ahead with construction. The final decision will likely surface within a few weeks. However nearby neighbors, immediately south of the airport, aren’t happy about it because there is already a wide array of wildlife at the south end of the airport that knows how to raise a ruckus and shake-up dogs and cats, not to mention nearby neighbors.