How long will animals be left out in the cold? A question the Clinton Humane Society is asking.
The Mayor's decision to save some dough could leave homeless pets with no place to go.
The Clinton Humane Society's contract with the city expired January 31st. The city's mayor vetoed a contract extension city council had just passed for the shelter.
Now the society can't take in any homeless animals roaming the streets of Clinton.
"We're all devastated up here words can't say how bad we feel for the animals," Sandi Bartels said.
Sandi Bartels said not only do they not have the money to take in Clinton's homeless animals, but the city itself can't help them either.
"Somebody has suspended animal control here in town so they're not going to be picking up any dangerous dogs or bite case dogs and it's the animals that are going to suffer," Bartels said.
Suffering Bartels said could be stopped if the mayor just gave them the money to take in strays.
"Because the animals are going to be out on the roads possibly getting hit by a car," she said.
Judy Bousman of Clinton just adopted this huskies, Apache, about a week ago.
Bousman said the huskie was a stray and Apache almost had to be put down before Bousman gave her a home. A chance Bousman feels other animals should get too.
"What's going to happen to these animals are they just going to be left to starve to death," Judy Bousman of Clinton said.
So now Bartels is asking folks like Bousman to speak up for the animals.
"They need to call council members, the mayor the police department, somebody to find out what's going on and how long is it going to be before the animals of Clinton have a place to go," Bartels said.
In the meantime, Bartels said the humane society isn't going anywhere and they'll continue to take care of the animals they have.
"Somehow or another we'll still be here we don't know what capacity we'll be in but we will be here," Bartels said.
The humane society is hoping city council brings the issue up again at their meeting next Tuesday.
That way maybe the council can override the mayor's veto.
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