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Elkhart County renews contract with Humane Society

Two cities and three towns are expected to sign interlocal agreements with Elkhart County to pay for animal control and shelter services.

Posted on Jan. 21, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 21, 2014 at 4:27 p.m.

GOSHEN — The Elkhart County commissioners have signed a contract to renew its annual agreement with the local Humane Society for shelter and animal control services for the unincorporated parts of the county.

The county is responsible for paying $110,000 to the Humane Society of Elkhart County by Feb. 15. The county will pay another $60,000 to the shelter in three quarterly installments due April 1, July 1 and Oct. 1, according to the contract.

Two cities and three towns are expected to sign interlocal agreements with the county by March 31 to chip in for the Humane Society’s services, county administrator Tom Byers told the commissioners Tuesday, Jan. 21.

If the agreements are approved, the county would collect $194,044 from the cities of Elkhart and Goshen and the towns of Middlebury, Wakarusa and Bristol. The county would give the funds to the Humane Society including $115,000 from Elkhart, $64,644 from Goshen, $5,400 from Middlebury, $5,000 from Wakarusa and $4,000 from Bristol. The city of Nappanee and town of Millersburg do not contribute to the animal shelter.

Follow Elkhart Truth reporter Angelle Barbazon on Twitter at @tweetangelle.


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