Despite protests, council switches animal services Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on May 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm
A group hoping to save Palo Alto's animal shelter swayed only one member of the City Council on Tuesday in an effort to keep Mountain View from switching to a Santa Clara-based animal services provider.
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Posted by Robin, a resident of the Martens-Carmelita neighborhood, on May 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm
Lots of animals at the Palo Alto shelter are given up by pet owners who had to move and could not take their pet with them. That sounds like someone moving "down" into an apartment, not "up" into a single-family home. People who have to move to less costly housing are probably not going to be willing or able to pay $150 to give up their pet.
Posted by Jen, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on May 11, 2012 at 7:32 pm
The council gave the farm away with generous pensions. Now the animals will have to pay for it as well. The council is just that desperate to cut back on everything so they can continue to pay guys like Duggan.