Fee Changes Proposed for New Albany-Floyd County Animal Shelter

An ordinance to be introduced this evening would slightly increase boarding and health care fees for New Albany-Floyd County Animal Shelter services.

Under the measure, the price to board an animal at the shelter would rise from $5 to $7.50 per day. The health care fee — which covers medicines and vaccinations administered to animals collected by the shelter — would increase from $15 to $17.50.

The sponsor of the ordinance, Councilman John Gonder, said Wednesday the increase in fees should help with funding for the shelter.

“It’s always a tough budget for them,” he said.

Feline and dog adoption fees would not be raised under the ordinance, nor would the costs for licensing pets, which is required in Floyd County.

Shelter employees said due to the rising prices of medicine, the increase in fees would essentially help the department recoup its costs for purchasing the supplies.

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