The Cape Girardeau City Council Votes to Renew Humane Society Arrangement

Members of the Cape Girardeau City Council recently voted 7-0 for the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri to continue to provide boarding, care and disposal services for animals in the city limits of Cape Girardeau throughout the year at a total price of $64,260, which is a two percent increase. City officials say they’ve had a long standing relationship with the organization and they have increasing expenses and they understand that. Organization officials say they have had agreements with the city since the early 1990’s. The local humane society, which is located at 2536 Boutin Drive in Cape Girardeau, also has currant agreements in place with the City of Jackson and Cape Girardeau and Perry counties. Officials say the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri takes in around 2,000 animals during a calendar year from the city limits of Cape Girardeau and sixty percent of the animals they take in are dogs. Officials are currently predicting a late October opening of the new $3.7 million education and adoption center that will be adjacent to the current facility. Around two million has been raised as of right now. Officials say, the roof is up, plumbing is being roughed in and concrete has been poured.

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