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�I <br />�t <br />V <br />THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY WA <br />AGREEMENT FOR SHELTER AND RELATED SERVICES <br />This contract is entered into by and between JEFFERSON COUNTY, a political <br />subdivision of the state of Washington, hereinafter referred to as "Jefferson County," <br />and the HUMANE SOCIETY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY WA, a non-profit corporation, <br />hereinafter referred to as the "Society," for certain animal shelter and related services as <br />described herein. <br />WHEREAS, Jefferson County provides companion animal licensing and animal <br />control services in Jefferson County, and owns and operates a shelter facility for <br />companion animals, which facility is located at 112 Critter Lane, Port Townsend; and <br />WHEREAS, the shelter facility is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, many of <br />whom are members of the Humane Society of Jefferson County; and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society of Jefferson County is incorporated as a <br />501(c)(3) non-profit organization; and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society wishes to assume from Jefferson County the <br />daily operations within the facility to continue to temporarily shelter, care for, and find <br />suitable homes for companion animals, and provide for the disposal of deceased <br />animals at the shelter, regardless of whether animals originate in incorporated or <br />unincorporated Jefferson County, and will assume the cost of doing so; and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society intends to assume the management and <br />financing of both regular and capital maintenance of the facility as well as its utilities in <br />2013, and has requested 2012 be a transition year to prepare to take on this additional <br />responsibility; and <br />WHEREAS, Jefferson County desires to support the transition of the operation <br />and maintenance of the shelter to assure continued quality shelter services for the <br />community, while reducing its burden on County finances for other essential public <br />services; and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society and the County also wish to provide for <br />Humane Society operations of shelter and related services for companion animals from <br />within the boundaries of the City of Port Townsend, consistent with a Regional Services <br />Agreement for Animal Services, hereinafter "the Animal Services RSA" executed <br />between the County and the City of Port Townsend; and <br />1 of 8 <br />