A mid-year budget adjustment–which includes a $370-thousand bailout for San Antonio Pets Alive.
The advocacy group works very closely with the City on the goal of becoming a no kill community, and Council Members are cautiously optimistic the cash is a one-time fix.
“They have committed to us–and, I hope they are strong on this commitment to step up their efforts with their foster community to insure the volunteers are drawing connections with their members to insure they are helping them to adopt those dogs out” Councilman Rey Saldana said.
Councilman Mike Gallagher is confident the plan puts the group on the right path forward.
“When I first read about it, I thought it was just a band aid fix” Gallagher said, adding “But, it sounds like we do have a road map.”
City Manager Sheryl Sculley admitted the handling of stray animals is a fine line.
“I know each and every one of you want us to pick up the stray animals in neighborhoods, because it does affect the quality of life” Sculley told Council.