TIGHT BUDGET: City Ends Contract With Humane Society

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An eastern Iowa animal shelter is no longer accepting animals from the city where it is located.

Clinton’s mayor has vetoed the Clinton Humane Society’s contract with the city saying they can no longer afford the $120,000 dollar expense.

The non-for-profit shelter receives about 30 percent from donations and fundraisers the rest of their budget comes from the city.

The humane society is still taking in stray animal from other cities it has contracts with, but they now have to check ID’s when animals are brought in.

The Clinton city council could over-ride the mayor’s veto with a three fifth majority vote.


Thanks to our sister station WQAD for this story.