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Federal Grants Used to Air Condition Animal Control Vehicles

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Here is a little known fact. The City of Corpus Christi was able to use Homeland Security grant dollars to air condition the back of their Animal Control trucks.

The Corpus Christi Police Department was able to use the money because none of the City trucks has any air conditioning going to the back of their trucks for the animals they pick up.

The City got two of those air conditioners in September, and are now asking City Council to buy six more at $67,000.

"It's a more humane way of us handling animals and picking up animals, and it also makes the Animal Control officer much more efficient in the field," CCPD Commander Todd Green said. "They can stay out longer."

Council will take up the issue in the near future, and members are expected to sign off on the request.

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