Farmington renews animal control deal

Thursday , February 28, 2013 - 1:47 PM

Staff And Correspondents

FARMINGTON -- City leaders have approved a contract renewal with Davis County Animal Care and Control for approximately $45,415, which represents an increase in the contract by $3,418 from the previous year.

The increase in contract cost is linked to rising costs for handling domestic animals, according to Wayne Hansen, police chief of the Farmington Police Department. City costs rise or fall every year based on calls from the previous year, according to Clint Thacker, director of DCAC&C.

County data shows Farmington has seen an up and down number of calls the past three years for domestic animal services. The city had 969 calls in 2010 and 1,312 in 2011 and 1,166 last year. By contrast the number of calls for services to deal with wild animals, specifically raccoons, was down from 275 in 2010 to 218 in 2011 and 2012.

City council members voted to renew the contract by a unanimous vote.

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