Animal shelter seeks increase in funding in Alcorn County

By The Associated Press

FARMINGTON — The Corinth-Alcorn Animal shelter is asking for a $2,000 increase in its annual funding from the city of Farmington.

The Daily Corinthian reports the fiscal 2013 budget request would raise Farmington’s contribution from $3,000 to $5,000.

Shelter officials told the Board of Aldermen they also are seeking a substantial increase in funding from Alcorn County labor costs that have risen because of a decrease in the availability of inmate labor.