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Staff reduction at King County animal control postponed by council until June

The King County Council approved legislation today postponing

staff reductions in the King County Animal Care and Control system that were part of the proposed Jan. 31 closure of

county animal sheltering services.

According to a press release from the council, members expressed a strong desire to remain good partners with cities that have relied upon the County to provide animal care and control services for many years. Earlier this month, members of the council agreed with Dow Constantine, the county executive, to extend until June 30 legislation that called for the end of county animal sheltering services at the Kent and Bellevue centers Jan. 31.

Today’s legislation maintains current employee levels until the end of June.

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