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File #: 0566-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into a contract with the Capital Area Humane Society to assist in the funding of licensed humane agents for the purpose of conducting animal cruelty investigations within the City of Columbus for the protection of at-risk animals in the community, to authorize the expenditure of $225,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($225,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Expenditure Template - Capital Area Humane Society
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into a contract with the Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) to provide funding to assist with the provision of licensed humane agents to perform animal cruelty investigations within the City of Columbus. The CAHS has increased dispatch coverage in order to help Public Safety with calls for assistance up to seven days a week. These investigations are performed in accordance with Ohio Revised Code section 1717 in order to protect at-risk animals in the community. Consistent with the City of Columbus' public safety efforts, CAHS shall notify the appropriate legal authorities of affirmed animal abuse and neglect and suspected abuse toward humans.


FISCAL IMPACT: Funds for this contract were budgeted at $225,000.00 in the Safety Director's 2017 General Fund Budget within the Department of Public Safety. The City contracted with CAHS for $219,000.00 in 2013 and 2014 and for $200,000.00 in 2015 and 2016.

Emergency action is requested in order to continue seven day dispatch coverage without interruption.

Title

To authorize the Director of the Department of Public Safety to enter into a contract with the Capital Area Humane Society to assist in the funding of licensed humane agents for the purpose of conducting animal cruelty investigations within the City of Columbus for the protection of at-risk animals in the community, to authorize the expenditure of $225,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($225,000.00)

Body

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Safety, through its Director's Office, desires to enter into a contract with the Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS); and

WHEREAS, this contract will allow for dispatch coverage by the Capital Area Humane Society and will assist in the funding of licensed humane agents for the purpose of conducting animal cruelty investigations within the City of Columbus for the protection of at-...

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