11 million. Pfft! Been there, done that. But.....
Another $700,000 in spending will go toward the municipal animal shelter the city is set to open June 1. This year, the city and the Laredo Animal Protective Society have operated month to month; in previous years, the shelter received $300,000 annually.
As long as staff doesn't feel the pinch, everything will be fine.
Indulge me this passage, as I think it's so appropriate to this post:
There was, as Squealer was never tired of explaining, endless work in the supervision and organisation of the farm. Much of this work was of a kind that the other animals were too ignorant to understand. For example, Squealer told them that the pigs had to expend enormous labours every day upon mysterious things called "files," "reports," "minutes," and "memoranda."