Clallam inks renewed pact with Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

By Rob Ollikainen
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County has renewed a longstanding agreement with the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society for sheltering and licensing dogs and cats.

County commissioners inked a three-year, $104,000-per-year personal services agreement with the shelter Tuesday.

Humane Society Executive Director Mary Beth Wegener signed the same agreement Jan. 9.

“They do a great job for us,” Commissioner Mike Chapman said.

County Sheriff Bill Benedict said the $104,000-per-year amount is the same as pre-budget-cut levels.

More than last pact

The last three-year agreement was for $99,000 per year, Benedict said.

Under the terms of the new agreement with the county, the shelter at 2105 W. U.S. Highway 101 on the west edge of Port Angeles will handle impounded dogs and cats and sell animal and commercial kennel and cattery licenses.

The city approved a one-year, $41,650 agreement with the Humane Society in December. The city’s contract was $12,350 less than the $54,000 provided to the shelter in past years.

Shelter hours are from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

A temporary fee waiver led to a twofold spike in the number of cats and kittens adopted from the shelter last month.

For more information, visit, phone 360-457-8206 or email


Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at

Reporter Jeremy Schwartz contributed to this report.

Last modified: January 21. 2014 5:32PM
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