A proposed $27,000 cut in the Clallam County Sheriff’s Department budget will leave unincorporated West End residents without animal control services.
The funding cut is part of sweeping, across-the-board 6 percent budget reductions in county departments ordered by County Administrator Dan Engelbertson, who said the action is necessary to balance the budget.
During budget talks Tuesday, Sheriff Joe Hawe said his department spends $27,000 on animal control services for 110 calls annually.
That’s one call every three days, he said.
“I can’t justify the expense.”