Laurel provides assist to Ellisville with shelter for strays

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Laurel City Council approved a resolution that will allow the City of Ellisville temporary shelter for animals picked up off the streets.

Last month Ellisville City Officials had the city run animal holding facility torn down after receiving complaints from animal advocates about the poor conditions there.

Mayor Tim Waldrup says the city is exploring various options to shelter animals in the future. In the meantime the Ellisville is looking for temporary accommodations for the animals that are being picked up now.

"I think it's for three months and if it needs to be longer, we may go longer," said Johnny MaGee, Laurel Mayor. "Right now we're just trying to get them out of the bind they are in right now. Just trying to help a sister city.

MaGee says the animals will be kept at the city animal shelter for a designated period of time.

Copyright 2013 WDAM. All rights reserved.