[This post was written by Steve Klein. Klein and his wife are founding and annual contributors to the Yelm Animal Alliance. Klein has reported on this blog about the Yelm Animal Alliance for 4 years.]
From the City of Yelm Staff Report, which the Yelm City Council approved February 28, 2012:
To approve the Service Provider Agreement between the City of Yelm and Yelm Animal Alliance (YAA) for dog fostering and adoption services.
The City entered into an arrangement in 2010 with Yelm Animal Alliance for the fostering and adoption of unclaimed dogs from the Yelm animal shelter. In 2010, they provided these services for 32 dogs and in 2011, 39 dogs.
Mayor Harding and staff propose to formalize the current arrangement and provide compensation to the YAA for the valuable service they provide to the City. The proposed agreement recommends an annual administrative fee of $500.00 and $50.00 per dog fostered and/or adopted by the Yelm Animal Alliance. The 2012 Budget includes funding for this service.
The attached IGA has been reviewed by Brent Dille, the Citys legal counsel and the Yelm Animal Alliance.
Read more from Yelm Animal Alliance Facebook page.
The City of Yelm and especially Mayor Ron Harding have not been so ecumenical in working with the Yelm Animal Alliance dating back to May, 2008, as recorded here many times. Now, the city’s agreement with YAA is a move in the right direction, one that took four years to get finalized.