After the Atascadero council votes 3-2 to opt out of the county’s $14 million dollar animal shelter, Paso Robles voted 5-0 to do the same.
Paso Robles and Atascadero each vote to opt out of the county’s $14 million dollar animal shelter.
So, the two cities will continue researching how they can build an animal shelter in the north county, probably in Paso Robles. They estimate a new shelter will cost from $4.5 to 5.2 million dollars to build.
Petaluma Animal Services estimates that it could provide services for about $500 thousand dollars a year. The county wanted $555 thousand a year. Petaluma’s executive director says his non-profit group has a live release rate of 97%.
Atascadero city councilman Charles Bourbeau says, “it’s time for us, Atascadero and Paso Robles, to stand up to the county.”