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Hancock shelter levy should get a ‘yes’

Four years ago, Hancock County voters showed their compassion for animals by approving a tax levy to support the county animal shelter. Nearly three of every four voters said “yes” to the measure.

Now the levy is up for renewal.

It will be on the ballot for the June 9 primary election.

If renewed, the levy is expected to generate about $100,000 a year for the shelter.

Voters should bear in mind that they are being asked to renew the levy, not to add a new tax. That should reassure some people who, because of the COVID-19 epidemic, worry about their personal economic futures.

Renewing the levy will help ensure that Hancock County has efficient animal control services — and that our four-legged friends are treated compassionately if they find themselves homeless.

We encourage Hancock County voters, then, to renew the levy.

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