Posted: Jun 26, 2013 8:43 AM by AP
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Donaldsonville City Council has approved unanimously an agreement with Ascension Parish Government for housing stray animals picked up within the city limits.
However, the agreement may soon bring with it changes to the city's laws that could hold owners of captured pets more liable for fees incurred.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/18f0fx0 ) Mayor Leroy Sullivan Sr. told the council Tuesday that under the previous agreement, the city paid a $15,000 annual fee to the parish to shelter animals captured by city workers.
However, the parish recently changed its fee structure for animal impoundment, after nearly closing its Sorrento-based shelter due to heavy deficits.
According to the new agreement, the parish will charge $175 per delivered animal impounded and $225 per animal picked up in the municipalities by parish personnel.