September 5, 2018 10:50 pm

Kingston and Humane Society agree on new 5-month deal for pound services

Kingston City Council agrees to a five-month deal for the local Humane Society to provide pound service.


The Kingston Humane Society is getting a major increase in funding to operate the city’s animal pound services.

On Tuesday night, city council agreed on an interim contract. The five-month deal will pay the society around $21,000 a month including emergency veterinary care for those impounded animals.

“It is an increase of approximately $9,000 over the average monthly giving,” said Connie Ball, the executive director of the local humane society.

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The Humane Society was the only one to bid on the proposal. The measure was taken after the city’s animal pound contract went $30,000 over budget, so far this year.

Greg McLean is the policy and program co-ordinator for the city and says care for impounded animals will continue uninterrupted while this temporary funding formula is in place.

“This is a deal that we can both live with for the next five months and that will give us time to assess what a fair deal would be going forward for a longer deal.”

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McLean says the city will work on a longer deal in January once a new council is in place. Only time will tell whether this is the purrr-fect partnership and pricing model or if both sides are barking up the wrong tree.

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