The Cache Humane Society on Thursday announced an impasse in their negotiations on a new contract with Logan City to provide impound services for the city. As of August 1st, they will discontinue those services for Logan. Executive Director Stacey Frisk told KVNU and Cache Valley Daily that their contract with the city ended on May 16th and they have held numerous meetings with city officials. But they were unable to agree to terms that would allow Cache Humane Society to continue offering impound services for lost and stray animals in Logan City without incurring a significant financial loss and threatening their “successful, meaningful commitment to operate a No Kill Shelter.”
In a letter to Logan City, Frisk said the Cache Humane Society remains committed to being a safe haven for animals, providing affordable clinic services, and offering beneficial education programs in Cache Valley. And that they hope to collaborate with Logan City’s future impound service provider to ensure the best possible outcomes for Cache Valley animals.
According to the letter sent to the city, the shelter specifically took issue with Logan City’s request for unlimited use of the center’s kennels by the Logan City Police Department, saying that doing so would greatly diminish their ability to serve the rest of the Cache Valley as they currently provide impound services to five other incorporated communities and the majority of the unincorporated county.
They were also concerned with the city’s withdrawal of support for the Trap Neuter Return services for feral cats. Also, the Cache Humane Society could not agree with what they term a proposal that would allow Logan City to dictate their organization’s internal fee structure, saying that the contract proposal as written would place control of impound and boarding fees with the Logan Municipal Council rather than the Humane Society’s Board of Directors. As of Thursday evening, Cache Valley Daily.com had not heard from Logan City on the discontinuation of the contract and points of dispute.
The entire letter sent by the Cache Humane Society to Logan City can be seen here: