Increase in Pet Adoption Fees Considered by Warrensburg Council
The Warrensburg City Council discussed raising their adoption fees at the city's animal shelter at Monday night's regular meeting.
Currently, the fee to adopt a cat or dog is $50 at Old Drum and Friends Animal Shelter. The new proposed fee schedule will look like this:
Cats > 6 months $50-$75 (currently $50)
Kittens < 6 months $50-$100 (if adopting 2 kittens at same time second kitten is ½ price) (currently $50 with no break for the second kitten)
Adult Dogs $75-$150 (currently $50)
Puppies $75-$200 (currently $50)
Senior Pets (10 years or older) $25 (currently $50)
Offense Fee $25
Unaltered Fee $25
Rabies Quarantine Fee:
10-day quarantine for observation $200 ($20/day) (currently $10/day)
The surrender fee of an owned pet is currently $80. Theat fee ould increase to $100.
Johnson County Stray (Dogs Only) $20/dog (no change)
City of Warrensburg Stray (Cats & Dogs) $10/animal (currently no charge)
No charge if picked up by Animal Control
The prices would fluctuate according to demand, it was explained, referred to as “dynamic adoption fees.”
A trap, neuter (or spay) and release (TNR) program much like Sedalia implemented in March was also discussed Monday night.