City Requires Humane Society to Account for Costs

By Jacobson, Ben | Telegraph - Herald (Dubuque), July 12, 2014 | Go to article overview

City Requires Humane Society to Account for Costs


Jacobson, Ben, Telegraph - Herald (Dubuque)


Dubuque Regional Humane Society and city of Dubuque officials have 12 months to determine the true cost of caring for stray animals collected within city limits.

The Dubuque City Council approved a one-year, $133,039 contract with the humane society this week, after the expiration of a five- year agreement between the two entities. Included in the deal is language requiring humane society staff to accurately account for city expenses, something the organization failed to do while under the old arrangement.

"The thing they really haven't been able to do is (determine) how much are the services we want costing per animal, per se," Public Health Specialist Mary Rose Corrigan told TH Media. "We don't really have a good evaluation of if the money we're paying them is the right amount."

Humane Society President and CEO Maria Benham said her staff is up to the task.

"The goal is by next spring we'll have a really good estimate that the city is happy with, and that the humane society is happy with, so we can move into another long-term contract," she said.

The city and the humane society have had a relationship for more than 100 years, but nearly split in 2004 after the humane society requested a 248 percent payment increase. The city had been paying $30,584, but the humane society said $106,483 was needed to cover costs.

An eleventh-hour compromise preserved the relationship, as the city agreed to step up its payments over multiple years. A second five-year contract was signed in fiscal year 2010, which set a baseline fee of $115,772 and annual increases based on the consumer price index. …

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