New rates discussed for Alva animal control pound
August 21, 2020
The Public Safety Committee of the Alva City Council has been talking about new rates for the animal control pound. Chairman Mary Hamilton told the council Monday that rates have not been changed since 1974. She asked Alva Police Chief Ben Orcutt, whose department includes animal control, to explain the proposed changes.
Orcutt said currently the pound charges $10 for the owner to recover an animal the first time, the second time the cost increases to $15, and each time after that the charge is $25. The pound will hold an unclaimed animal for 72 hours. After that, the animal is considered a...