City Council approves one year contract with AFV

The Canyon Lake City Council approved on Wednesday to extend its agreement with Animal Friends of the Valleys for one year, effective July 1. The current agreement between the city and Animal Friends of the Valleys for animal control services expired on June 30. The cost is $3,500 per month and has not changed from the previous agreements, approved July 2011.

Services include:

  • Field services; three hours per day Monday through Friday, plus 24-hour emergency service, removal of dead animals, and trapping assistance
  • Impoundment: care and feeding of all domestic and other animals; veterinary services, vaccinations, euthanasia, microchipped; spay and neuter program; and adoption
  • Licensing
  • Enforcement: complaint investigation and resolution, and animal bite investigation
  • Two one-day “at cost” clinics for rabies vaccinations
  • Operations: personnel, vehicles, communication equipment, supplies, insurance, maintenance of records, and public relations
  • Attend meetings, including Public Safety Committee meetings

The city entered into an agreement on November 30, 2004, to form the Southwest Communities Financing Authority (SCFA), a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), consisting of the Riverside County cities of Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, and Temecula, for the construction and operation of an animal shelter.

In November 2008, SCFA issued $15,105,000 in bonds in order to fund the construction of a shelter. The SCFA entered into an Amended and Restated Animal Shelter Operations Agreement on March 7, 2012, that retains Animal Friends of the Valleys to operate and manage the animal shelter.


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