ICYMI: Animal Services Millage Renewal on the December 8, 2018 Ballot
The St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services millage renewal is on the December 8, 2018 ballot during the Open General/Special Primary Election. Voters will be asked to renew the ten-year, one mill property tax — expected to generate an estimated $2,021,348 a year — to continue to fund the maintenance, operations, equipment and capital improvements of the St. Tammany Parish Animal Shelter run by the Department of Animal Services. The current assessed rate is .82 mills and costs the owner of a property worth $200,000 in St. Tammany, with a homestead exemption, approximately $10.25 per year.
The mission of Animal Services is to balance the health, safety and welfare needs of people and animals in St. Tammany Parish by: protecting the rights of people from dangers and nuisances caused by uncontrolled animals, ensuring the legal protection of animals from mistreatment, and promoting, motivating and enforcing responsible pet ownership. The Animal Shelter provides a safe and clean facility for stray animals or unwanted pets.