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Eagle, Garden City opt to run own animal control services

Idaho Humane Society CEO Jeff Rosenthal said they have been working with all those cities for more than a year to determine budget costs for services in 2020. The city of Boise even hired a mediator to help with the discussions.

“So the outcome of that is an increase in our animal control budget to $2.3 million from $1.9 million,” Rosenthal explained. “Sounds like a lot of money but it’s far less than what other facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest are paying for shelter and animal enforcement services.”

The increased amount is what the Humane Society needs to be able to continue operations, according to Rosenthal.

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