Clark County agrees to contract to house strays

first_imgPreviously: Clark County commissioners had delayed a two-year contract with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington to house county strays to the point that the Humane Society said it didn’t believe it will work with the county next year. But with time running out, commissioners agreed to try one last time to agree to terms.What’s new: Commissioners unanimously agree to the Humane Society’s contract, but say they will continue to look at ways to change how stray animals are kept at the county.What’s next: The Humane Society must still officially approve the contract on Oct. 15.Clark County commissioners unanimously agreed to a two-year contract with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington on Tuesday, ending seven months of debate over how to house stray animals found in unincorporated areas. The vote, which left the door open to renegotiating the agreement, followed an hour of deliberations during the board of commissioners’ weekly public hearing. It came after Commissioner David Madore failed to gain support to amend portions of the proposed agreement, and Commissioner Tom Mielke said time had run out for additional research on alternatives.It will now be up to the Humane Society’s board of directors to approve the contract at an Oct. 15 meeting. While a Humane Society-imposed deadline for the county to present a contract by Oct. 1 has passed, Stacey Graham, the nonprofit’s executive director, has said the board will consider a contract if presented unchanged at the Oct. 15 meeting.last_img

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