The contract also states that private citizens may be asked for a donation if delivering animals to the humane society.
The humane society will be responsible for holding dogs and cats brought in by the animal control officer for four days and three days at its cost, respectively. If the city wanted the animal to be held longer it would need to inform CHS staff in writing.
The animal would then come under the control of the humane society.
Ward 3 Councilwoman Bev Hermann said she would support the contract, but asked humane society officials to boost their efforts to see animals leave the shelter with new owners instead of the alternative.
“I hope that somehow that you can improve or find ways to maybe increase the adoptions and decrease the number of euthanasias that seem to be necessary. I think we could do so much better at getting the animals adopted,” Hermann said.
All council members approved the contract with the exception of Ward 4 Councilman Paul Gassman, who abstained.