Delaware County SPCA agrees to six-month animal control extension

    Update: The county and SPCA announced the details of their agreement at an afternoon press conference. In effect July 5, the contract calls for a $40,000 retainer fee from the county by July 8, and $241 from the county per stray animal.

    Haverford Patch reports the SPCA will notify the county when the retainer dips below $20,000 and the county will then have three weeks to provide an additional $20,000

    Original report: One year after the Delaware County announced plans to become a no-kill shelter, and one year before the organization is set to become a no-kill shelter, an agreement has been made to extend its animal control services through the end of the year.

    Word came last night that the Delco SPCA and the county have reached an agreement ahead of today’s planned cut-off of animal control.

    More details will be released at a press conference today, the Delaware County Daily Times reports, but a verbal agreement has been reached for the county to pay $125 for each animal the SPCA takes in from the municipalities.

    The extension marks an extra six months of animal control services by the organization.

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