Clallam: Agreement near between county, Humane Society over animal control

Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County leaders and the Humane Society are close to an agreement that will keep the private group's cash-strapped animal shelter in operation.

The county commissioners are expected to discuss the tentative deal with John Miles, Clallam County Humane Society board president, at 10:30 a.m. today during the commissioners' work session.

``I think we finally have an agreement,'' said Miles, who has been negotiating for additional money to aid the shelter's operation.

Miles said Sunday that an agreement has been struck with County Administrator Dan Engelbertson that will return animal control services and $20,000 from the county coffers to the society.

The deal will also allow the society to step up county animal licensing and get up to $20,000 of the annual proceeds from licensing, Miles said.

Keeping the shelter open

Miles more than three months ago approached the county commissioners and asked for $40,000, saying it was the only way to keep the animal shelter in operation past the end of the year.

The aging shelter is on U.S. Highway 101 about a mile west of Port Angeles.



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