City renews animal control contract with Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

Pact is for $65,000 per year through 2021

PORT ANGELES — The city of Port Angeles has renewed a contract with the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society for animal control services.

The City Council voted 6-0 last week to approve a professional services agreement that would pay the humane society $65,000 per year through 2021, the same rate that was established in 2018.

“Staff believes that continuing the compensation at the current rate is reasonable and provides a fair value to the city,” Port Angles Police Chief Brian Smith said in a memo to the council.

Stray animals

The facility at 1743 Old Olympic Highway will handle stray or impounded dogs, cats and other animals brought to the shelter by city police or city residents.

The Humane Society will make “every reasonable effort” to return animals to their owners or find suitable homes for adopted animals, according to the professional services agreement.

The shelter will maintain a list of all city animal licenses and provide an annual report to the city by Jan. 31, the agreement states.

Consent agenda

Council members approved the contract on their consent agenda Dec. 17.

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society moved to its present location east of the city in 2016.

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Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at [email protected].

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