City of San Diego

San Diego Humane Society approved to take over animal services contract for Del Mar

San Diego Humane Society approved to take over animal services contract for Del Mar

Switching to the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) for animal control services on July 1 will bring Del Mar residents and their furry companions all the services of decades past plus a laundry list of new services, including response to barking dog complaints, veterinary programs and a dedicated officer who will patrol the city’s beaches and enforce its frequently contentious leash laws.

The array of animal control services are part of a three-year contract the Del Mar City Council unanimously approved on May 7. The first year will cost just under $39,000 while the next two years will derive from a formula weighing calls for service, relative population and the number of animal...

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