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Brazos Animal Shelter sells unused land

Eagle Staff Report

An unused piece of real estate across from the Miramont golf course was sold by the Brazos Animal Shelter on Wednesday, adding the largest portion yet to the nonprofit’s savings for a new facility.

The sale, involving an 89-acre tract along F.M. 1179, has generated $760,000 for the group. It had belonged to the shelter since 1998 and at one point was considered a potential site for its next facility.

But while the tract had more than three times as many acres as shelter officials said they needed, its shape — long and narrow — made it a difficult option, shelter Director Kelley Durham has said.

The shelter hopes to start construction on a new $3.2 million facility within the next few years, Durham has said, but first the group must find a new tract of land. Donors are being sought, she said.

Once built, the new shelter should be capable of saving 1,000 more animal lives each year, she estimated.

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