Del Mar City Council approves animal control services contract with SD Humane

first_img May 7, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom DEL MAR (KUSI) — The Del Mar City Council unanimously approved Monday a three-year contract with the San Diego Humane Society for animal control services beginning July 1 of this year.San Diego Humane Society has been preparing for this opportunity for more than a year to ensure we’re ready to provide our high-level of services to the animals and their families who live in Del Mar.In addition to providing shelter and care of animals, San Diego Humane Society will provide a law enforcement patrol, including the beach, a desk at city hall to conduct local field service duties and community engagement services.President and CEO of San Diego Humane Society Gary Weitzman said the organization will be able to enhance existing services for both human and animal constituents by streamlining operating efficiencies, expanding hours of services and coverage, and creating a safety-net for pet families throughout the city.“We are honored to be allowed the privilege of performing animal services for a community that values their animals,” said Weitzman. “We appreciate all the work city staff has done to pull this contract together in time for us to keep homeless and injured animals in Del Mar safe.A year ago March, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors announced it would no longer offer animal services to six contract cities: Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, San Diego, Santee and Solana Beach.The current contract terms will expire on June 30. San Diego Humane Society was the only organization to respond to manage these cities’ more than 20,000 homeless animals.The cities of Carlsbad, Santee and San Diego have already agreed to contract animal services from San Diego Humane Society. San Diego Humane Society is still in negotiations with the final two cities: Solana Beach, which will vote on the contract May 9, and Encinitas, scheduled to vote on May 23. Posted: May 7, 2018 Del Mar City Council approves animal control services contract with SD Humane Society Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Del Mar City Council, San Diego Humane Society FacebookTwitterlast_img

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