KC Council approves contracting out animal control

KC Council approves contracting out animal control

By Brent Toellner of the KC Dog Blog: Yesterday, the city council of Kansas City approved an ordinance that will privatize the city’s animal shelter beginning March 1st.  At that time, the shelter will be run by Veterinary Management Corporation (which is run by 74 year old Dr. Wayne Steckelberg).

The contract calls for five, one year renewal option. This provides some stability for Dr. Steckelberg — and yet, provides an “out” if for some reason things aren’t going as hoped.

I haven’t read the final contract yet — but we have been assured that all of their records will be made public.

Over the past 3 year (plus), KCMO has killed around 65% of the animals it has brought in.  While one person quoted in the article said it wouldn’t be easy to reduce the number of animals that have to be euthanized, I think it will be. Just being OPEN when people can adopt would be a start. Scanning for microchips would be another start.  Getting to no kill won’t be easy — but getting a pretty sharp reduction in animals euthanized should be fairly easy.

I’m looking forward to meeting with Dr. Steckelberg to see how KCDA can help.  This should be good news for KC.  Hey, and it’s saving them money too.

Here are my initial thoughts on this from last week.

Share with the World:
  • Facebook
  • TwitThis
  • MySpace
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • LinkedIn
  • Google
  • Reddit
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Blogosphere News
  • Fark
  • Mixx

Leave a Reply

Addmotor Electric Bike| Electric bike shop / electric bicycle shop Electric bike review| Electric trike| Fat tire electric bike| Best electric bike| Electric bicycle/E bike| Electric bikes for sale| Folding electric bike| Electric mountain bike| Electric tricycle Mid drive electric bike| Juiced Bikes Pedego Rad-Power

Tomtop| Online shop| Online Einkaufen

地產代理/物業投資| 租辦公室/租寫字樓| 地產新聞| 甲級寫字樓/頂手| Grade A Office| Commercial Building / Office building| Hong Kong Office Rental| Rent Office| Office for lease / office leasing| Office for sale| Office relocation

DecorCollection European design furniture| sofa hk| sofas| beds| coffee tables| dining tables| dining chairs| sideboards| furniture hk| Cattelan Italia| Koinor

International schools hong kong| Wycombe Abbey| private school hong kong| English primary school Hong Kong| primary education| boarding school Hong Kong| Wycombe Abbey School

邮件营销| 電郵推廣| 邮件群发软件| Email Marketing| 搜尋引擎優化 SEO