PTLS approves increase for Humane Society

The town of Pinetop-Lakeside has had a contract with the Humane Society of the White Mountains since 2000 to impound animals within the town limits. On July 7, the town approved HSWM’s request for an increase due to inflation.

Pinetop-Lakeside Town Council members unanimously approved an increase of $5,000 per year for the impoundment contract with the Humane Society of the White Mountains at the July 7 meeting.

According to Finance Director Kevin Rodolph, the town first entered into a contact with HSWM on July 6, 2000. He said the approved increase is in the proposed budget for next year and will raise the annual contract fee from $20,000 to $25,000.

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With 20 plus years media experience, Barbara Bruce is an award winning journalist, senior reporter and monthly columnist for the White Mountain Independent.

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