County to assume animal-control duties for Danville

County to assume animal-control duties for Danville

DANVILLE — The city of Danville reached an agreement Friday with Vermilion County to provide animal control and sheltering services within the city, according to a news release from the mayor's office.

For years, the city has contracted with the Humane Society of Danville on Collett Street to provide animal control and shelter services, but the humane society's board has been in turmoil the last several weeks with numerous resignations. At a meeting Wednesday night the few current board members who remain voted to end its animal control arrangement with the city and function as just an animal shelter, according to Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer.

In anticipation of that move, Eisenhauer said in his news release Friday, the city and the county had been working on a plan to provide animal control inside the city as well as throughout the county and today reached an interim agreement that allows the county immediately to begin providing those services within the city.

And long-term, the city and county will be reviewing the city's code of ordinances as it relates to animal control and working toward a more permanent agreement.

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