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Ann Arbor City Council Helps Fund Washtenaw County Animal Control Services

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Humae Society of Huron Valley

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.    

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him


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