Special Election

Vote August 10, 2021

New Animal Shelter and Improvements to Animal Services Facilities

Cabot Animal Support Services promotes responsible pet guardianship, humane treatment of all animals, and pet sterilization to end needless overpopulation through education and community resources.

The proposed facility will provide an expanded shelter, public education center, community support services office, and an animal wellness and surgical center.

This will NOT be a new tax.

This will be an extension of the current 1% sales and use tax that was originally presented and approved in 2005, and extended in 2013 by voters.

The proposed Animal Services Shelter will provide up to 75 kennels for dogs, 50 kennels for cats and an exotic animal adoption center.

The shelter will be able to provide cost effective veterinarian services, spay and neutering procedures, digital radiography equipment, and an on-site veterinarian pharmacy. In addition, the facility will include a City Dog Park space to promote exercise and socialization.
Vote August 10, 2021

Ballot Question:

Bonds of the City of Cabot in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $4,230,000 for the purpose of: financing all or a portion of the costs of new, or improvements to existing, animal services facilities and any necessary furniture, fixtures, equipment, apparatus, land acquisition and parking improvements therefor, professional fees related to any of the foregoing, the establishment of reserves, and bond issuance and any credit enhancement costs, and, in order to pay the bonds, the levy and pledge of a new 1% local sales and use tax within the City that will expire after the bonds have been paid or provision is made therefor in accordance with Arkansas statutes.

FOR the issuance of Animal Service Improvement Bonds

AGAINST the issuance of Animal Service Improvement Bonds