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Two key decisions made regarding future control of Pueblo’s animal shelter

Posted at 10:07 PM, Apr 08, 2019

PUEBLO – Two critical votes happened Monday night at the Pueblo City Council meeting regarding the future control of the animal shelter.

The first emergency ordinance vote was approved unanimously to repeal the Pueblo Animal Protection Act. This law required the shelter to maintain a 90 percent live release rate.

The Council also voted to sign off on a new, 90-day contract with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region to operate the city/county shelter.

If Pueblo County Commissioners agree to the new contract Tuesday morning, it would take effect immediately and would pay the Humane Society $5,500 a day to operate the shelter. Additionally, the Humane Society would receive $25,000 in startup costs.