By: Christine Souders
The Clinton Humane Society won't be getting a second chance from the city.
This after, the Mayor vetoed two resolutions to sign another contract with the shelter.
During Tuesday Night's City council meeting, many Clinton residents poured their hearts out in a last ditch effort to get a contract approved, and allow a committee to look into how The Humane Society could save money.
"Will these animals be euthanized immediately without the 7 day period without a chance of adoption?" said Jane Leigh, a Clinton Resident.
"It doesn't seem like anyone has thoroughly thought out this entire process," said Jami Glover, another Clinton Resident.
Council members could not reach an agreement to override the vetoes, which means the Humane Society will not get additional funding, or a contract with the city.
The Humane Society first asked for an increase back in August, with council members voting to extend the contract before it expired.
In documents, the Mayor said he did not want to burden taxpayers with higher property taxes to support The Humane Society.
Another option with a company called "All Pets" was also put on the table, a bare bones alternative One Alderman said will meet minimum state requirements, but won't allow residents to drop off animals.
Council members did not approve that either.
"We've got 6000 cats in this town with no place to go. We've got dogs running at large. We have bite cases, we've got dangerous dogs. What is this town thinking?"said Sandi Bartels, Clinton Humane Society.
The Humane Society said even though they are not getting the contract, they will do anything they can to stay open.
They plan to regroup in the next couple weeks to explore their options.