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Frankfort City Council discusses Clinton County Humane Society's budget

The Clinton County Humane Society finds itself in the public eye, once again

Posted: Aug. 27, 2018 11:51 PM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — The Clinton County Humane Society finds itself in the public eye, once again.

This time it's as they present the budget for a neutering program to Frankfort City Council.

The humane society board of directors has been under fire since the former director, Jim Tate, was fired two weeks ago.

During the meeting, the board of directors came forward to seek approval for its trap, neuter and release budget.

They say they need $20,000 to cover bait, cages and spay and neuter costs.

However, the council said the Clinton County Humane Society didn't have complete data to back up their request, so the vote was put off until next month.

“The trap, neuter and release program is extremely important because the feral cat community is enormous,” said the former board member Carin Moskovitz. “I mean just enormous in this city. Something has to be done.”

So many members of the public showed up to the meeting that it had to be moved to a different room.

The council was clear that none of the staffing issues could be addressed by the city council.

Many tried to remark on it during open comment, but in the end the council would only speak to the budget and the spay and neuter program.

The budget meeting will be in three weeks, but the current director said if they could have a civil discussion, he would love to sit down with the community and host an open forum.

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