By Beth Christian
The Parsons Advocate
PARSONS – The City of Parsons has been busy this week – they received a new piece of equipment and made a donation to the Tucker County Animal Shelter to help control the feral cat population – an issue many folks have voiced concerns about.
Representatives from Newlon’s International of Elkins and Cavalier Equipment delivered the City’s new 2017 International garbage truck to the City of Parsons Friday morning. Members of the Parsons City Council joined in with Parsons City employees for orientation training on the new truck.
“This truck replaces our old garbage truck, which was a 2003 International,” said Sanitary & Recycling Committee Chairperson Melissa Jones. “We hope to advertise the old truck for sale by competitive bid within the next couple of weeks.”
Jones said residents should start seeing the shiny new truck in their neighborhoods beginning this week.
Also, the City of Parsons made a presentation of funds to help support a program to deal with some of the feral cat issues in the city. The City of Parsons presented Cathy Parsons, Tucker County Animal Shelter Director with a check for $525 for the Trap, Neuter and Release Program for feral cats.
Mayor Dorothy Judy said she was happy to help with the program.
“Cathy Parsons and her staff and volunteers do an outstanding job controlling the feral cat population in our community,” Judy said. “I know she and many others spend countless hours combating this problem on a daily basis.”
Folks wishing to help the Tucker County Animal Shelter may do so with monetary donations or donations of supplies and food for the animals. Additional information is available by contacting Parsons at 304-614-5950.