At a meeting in June, the animal shelter advisory committee decided to postpone the treatment of the floor because of backlash from animal welfare activists who said animals would have to be euthanized at the Alvin shelter to make room for the Friendswood dogs. Police Chief Robert Wieners said that wasn’t the case.

I would like to clarify and correct a few points contained in the article, “Spotty Situation” (The Daily News, July 19).

First, Chief Robert Wieners’ comment regarding the private-sector cleaning company: The cleaning company is not on the site every day of the week. The cleaning schedule is 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

Second, the comment regarding the additional $12,000 for operations and maintenance added to the yearly budget is somewhat misleading because of the new animal control site (building and grounds) being significantly larger than the old animal control site, and the city’s requirements for landscaping and signage. These changes would obviously require additional funds annually, and $12,000 does not seem to be an excessive amount.

Debbie Smith


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