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Waterloo City Council to discuss animal control costs tonight

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A step towards some new answers and changes, as a city considers what to do with stray animals.

Animal control services will be discussed Monday night at the Waterloo City Council meeting.

The City Council will discuss the city's relationship with the Cedar Bend Humane Society. 

The Cedar Bend is asking for more money. Some of this additional money would go towards housing animals the Waterloo Animal Control Officers find. The non-profit agency is also asking to increase their wildlife fees from $10 to $48 an animal.

If this is approved, it may cost the city more than $13,000 next year.

Back in 2013, the city of Waterloo canceled a 17-year contract for the Humane Society to provide animal control services. Last year, the city agreed to have the Humane Society once again house stray animals, though the city still answers and responds to all animal control calls.

Waterloo is planning to fund its animal control operation with garbage fees.

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