The City of Ann Arbor will spend 135-thousand dollars to support animal control services in Washtenaw County.
For years the Humane Society of Huron Valley has provided a variety of animal control services. That would include serving as the animal shelter for Washtenaw County.
After the county reached agreement on a service contract with the HSHV, it requested local communities ante up a contribution to offset total costs.
Mayor John Hiefjte says 105-thousand dollars will come from the city's general fund. The remainder will come from efforts to increase the number of city-licensed dogs.
Of the estimated 30-thousand dogs in Ann Arbor, only about seven percent are licensed.
— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.