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Tri-City Animal Control Open for Bids

PASCO, Wash. - If you have a problem with a dangerous dog or stray cat, for the past nine years you call Tri-City Animal Control.  But the contract expires at the end of the year, and representatives from each of the Tri-Cities are entertaining new options.     

Since the contract is up that leaves it wide open for city representatives to decide whether or not to stick with what they've got or go somewhere else to handle dogs and cats.

The cities took proposals several weeks ago and Wednesday city representatives interviewed four possible contractors including the current animal control.

Representatives plan to make an opinion either tonight or tomorrow. Big they don't have the final say. They must present their recommendation to each of the city managers.

"It's not a quick decision. We have a lot of things to look at. There's a lot money between the three cities and we want the best service available for animal control services for three cities," said Capt. Mike Harris, Kennewick Police Department.    

Animal Control's contract expires December 31st. City representatives hope to make a decision as soon as possible.