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It <br />LICENSE AGREEMENT for THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY WA <br />for ANIMAL SHELTER OPERATIONS AND RELATED SERVICES <br />WHEREAS, Jefferson County owns and maintains an Animal Shelter facility at 112 Critter <br />Lane, Port Townsend, Washington; and <br />WHEREAS, Jefferson County Code provides for companion animal licensing and animal <br />control services in Jefferson County; and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society of Jefferson County is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non- <br />profit organization; and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society wishes to license the Animal Shelter facility and assume <br />from Jefferson County the daily operations within the facility in 2013 and potentially in <br />additional years to continue to temporarily shelter, care for, and find suitable homes for <br />companion animals, and provide for the disposal of deceased animals at the shelter, and will <br />assume the cost of doing so; and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society agrees to assume the cost of all utilities for the facility in <br />2013; and if it continues to license the facility in 2014 and beyond, would assume the cost of <br />both regular and capital maintenance of the facility, unless otherwise agreed; and <br />WHEREAS, Jefferson County desires to support the transition of the operation and cost <br />of maintenance of the shelter to assure continued quality shelter services for the community, <br />while reducing its burden on County finances for other essential public services; and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society and the County also wish to allow for Humane Society <br />operations of shelter and related services for companion animals from within the boundaries of <br />the City of Port Townsend, consistent with an Agreement for Animal Services executed <br />between the Humane Society and the City of Port Townsend, hereinafter "Humane Society -City <br />of Port Townsend Animal Services Agreement;" and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society and the County first entered into an Agreement for <br />Shelter and Related Services on November 14, 2011, and subsequently replaced that <br />Agreement in its entirety with a new Agreement on April 16, 2012; and <br />WHEREAS, providing for continued Humane Society operations in the existing Animal <br />Shelter facility ensures uninterrupted shelter operations, and promotes the efficiency of this <br />public service; and <br />WHEREAS, the Humane Society and the County desire to provide for continued Humane <br />Society operations at the County's Animal Shelter facility located at 112 Critter Lane; <br />Animal Shelter License Agreement Page 1 of 17 <br />