The Buffalo City Council, at their last meeting, denied a request from the St. Francis Animal Shelter in Buffalo to be added to their list for consideration for funding through the one-percent committee.
Susan Guilford Director of the shelter, told the council the shelter did miss the February 1st deadline for submitting the funding request, and explained that there were circumstances that led to the shelter missing the deadline. She requested the council add their request for $10,000 for the spay and neuter program at the shelter to their recommendation to the one-percent committee.
Mayor Randy Dyess explained what he thought the shelter should do.
The city and county have in the past each contributed $10,000 in one-percent funds to the spay and neuter program.
The program works by allowing the public to purchase a discounted certificate that will be honored by participating veterinarians to perform a spaying or neutering on their pet. Prices are set by the vets, but average $100 each, according to Guilford.
The program helps offset the difference of the discount.