CCSPCA will provide animal control beyond Oct. 1

The Central California SPCA will continue to provide full animal control services for the City of Fresno beyond Oct. 1.The Central California SPCA will continue to provide full animal control services for the City of Fresno beyond Oct. 1.The Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will continue to provide full animal control services for the City of Fresno beyond Oct. 1 while the two sides continue to discuss a constructive transition of the services, Fresno City Manager Mark Scott said today.

The CCSPCA had previously notified the city that it would discontinue those services on Oct. 1.

”CCSPCA has expressed a willingness to keep working with the City on a six-month extension to its contract beyond Oct. 1 and to work out transition steps that may exceed that, subject to terms and conditions that we are still negotiating,” Scott said in a release. “CCSPCA has assured us they will continue to provide services so we can formalize the extension.”

Scott said the city had a second productive meeting with CCSPCA officials this week, and another meeting to continue discussions on the extension will be held next week.

Scott also said the city will be inclusive in working with all stakeholders to develop a long-term solution to the animal control issue.