The future of Anderson’s animal shelter is uncertain after the Anderson city council deadlocked on a proposal to have a nonprofit organization run the shelter. With one council member absent, the board voted 4-4 to let the Animal Protection League run the Anderson Animal Care and Control. With the tie, the measure didn’t pass… and it didn’t fail. City attorney Tim Lanane says he will have to look at the legal situation. Supporters of the proposal, like shelter director Maleah Stringer, say the nonprofit League could fundraise for the shelter, adding more money and possibly more jobs. Opponents, like council member Ollie Dixon, says the move is privatization and akin to outsourcing.
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