Funding plan for King County animal shelters

The proposal by King County Executive Ron Sims for $965,000 in additional funds in 2008 for Animal Care and Control includes:

• New portable dog runs: $200,000.

• Expanded spay neuter services at shelters, one veterinarian, one veterinary technician: $125,000.

• Improved care at shelters, one full-time officer, two temporary: $125,000.

• Develop facilities master plan: $100,000.

• Independent consultant to oversee improvements: $85,000.

• New cat cages: $65,000.

• Expanded spay-neuter services in community: $45,000.

• Communications outreach, one full-time staff person: $45,000.

• Animal-placement specialist: $45,000.

• Animal volunteer coordinator: $40,000.

• Eastside medical support, one veterinarian, one veterinary technician: $40,000.

• Replace truck-transport boxes: $30,000.

• Animal flow plan: $10,000.

• Enhanced medical program: $10,000.

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