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Record No: CB 119112    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119112
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/20/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125450
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to pet adoption fees and other animal control fees; adjusting and simplifying adoption fees and animal control fees; authorizing the Director of Finance and Administrative Services to adjust adoption fees and animal control fees; and amending Sections 9.26.050 and 9.26.060 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ord_125450, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to pet adoption fees and other animal control fees; adjusting and simplifying adoption fees and animal control fees; authorizing the Director of Finance and Administrative Services to adjust adoption fees and animal control fees; and amending Sections 9.26.050 and 9.26.060 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, the Seattle Animal Shelter is responsible for caring for thousands of stray, orphaned, sick, and abused animals every year; and
WHEREAS, in conjunction with community expectations of higher standards of care, the level of animal care and enforcement needs have grown significantly over the years; and
WHEREAS, pet adoption fees currently only cover a subset of the services required to ensure placement for that pet; and
WHEREAS, an increase in pet adoption fees will support the Seattle Animal Shelter's ability to provide the high levels of quality care the public has come to expect and the animals entrusted to the Shelter so deserve; and
WHEREAS, the City's current pet adoption fee structure is overly complicated and needs to be simplified; and
WHEREAS, the City's animal control fees and charges for detainment, adoption, and sheltering services have not been increased in over ten years, while the cost of providing boarding, veterinary care, and transporting of owned animals has gone up significantly; and
WHEREAS, the Director of Finance and Administrative Services has the ability to reduce or waive fees when in the best interest of the animal; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 9.26.050 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124040, is amended as follows:
9.26.050 Other animal control fees and charges
Other animal control fees shall be:
A. Administrative fee for each detained animal:
First detainment ..... $ 45
Second detainment ..... $((85)) 150
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