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Elk Grove Animal Shelter

The City of Elk Grove nearly tripled in population since 2000, and with that expansion comes growing pains.The Sacramento Society for Pets Association decided it could no longer serve as the city’s animal shelter, citing the sheer number of animals coming from Elk Grove – about 3,000 a year. Last week, the Elk Grove City Council decided to start contracting its animal control services through Sacramento County. And that decision has animal advocates upset. They say the already-underfunded, overcrowded county shelter won’t have the resources to avoid euthanizing many of the animals coming from Elk Grove. Some people are even advocating Elk Grove’s first animal shelter as an answer to the problem. Joining us to discuss the issue is Elk Grove Animal Control Supervisor Maureen McCann and Elk Grove veterinarian Kelly Byam, who’s pushing the city to build an animal shelter. For more information on the Elk Grove animal shelter like the Elk Grove Needs an Animal Shelter¬†Facebook page.

To listen to this interview click here and to view video of the city council meeting, click here.