Stray animals caught in the middle of contract dispute between Cleveland and Bradley County

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Updated: 6/11/2013 6:40 pm
CLEVELAND, Tennessee(WDEF) -  Failed negotiations between Cleveland city leaders and Bradley County will soon keep stray animals from the county from being dropped off at the Cleveland Animal Shelter.

Starting July 1st, Cleveland animal control officers will no longer pick up stray animals in Bradley County and Bradley County residents will not be allowed to drop off county animals at the city shelter.

WDEF caught up with Bradley county resident Marjorie Garman after she brought in a stray cat that was on her property.

"I'm not happy about it because now I don't know what I can do with the stray animals when they come on my property. We have a certain amount of acreage and I guess I'm going to have to put them down myself," Garman said

The county offered to pay the city more than $167,000 for one year to allow county animals drop-offs at the shelter but four of the seven city council members thought it was a bad idea and decided to reject the offer.

The county is paying more than twice that amount under the current contract it has with the city. That contract that is scheduled to expire at the end of the month.

Once it expires, the Bradley County Sheriff's office may have to respond to animal control complaints instead of city animal control officers.


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