Buffalo Council Renews Contract With Animal Shelter

Buffalo City Council
Buffalo City Council

The Buffalo City Council has voted to renew their contract with the St. Francis Animal Shelter to provide animal-related services for the city, with a slightly amended section that will take effect with this year's contract.

City Attorney Ben Kirven explained the change, saying it pertains to injured pets the city takes to the shelter, and the costs involved with treating the animal and who will bear the responsibility for the costs.

City Attorney Ben Kirven gave more details to the council.

The costs would be split 50/50 between the shelter and the city.

Kirven also explained that he had added a paragraph to the agreement on sovereign immunity that is standard practice with the city that for some reason was not included in the contracts in the past.
The paragraph basically reads that the city does not waive any protections afforded the city by state when entering into a contract.

The St. Francis Animal Shelter reviewed the contract and had no issues with any part of it, Kirven said.

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