February 21, 2024

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A prepare to shell out $2.85 million raising staff to reply to crucial phone calls at the city’s Animal Care Providers Office in the coming fiscal 12 months was knocked down by the department’s chief and metropolis manager Wednesday, amid considerations about the city’s ability to fill those people roles.

The 2024 metropolis funds council approved Thursday boosts ACS’s funds by around 33% over the earlier year’s authorised budget — a bigger raise than any other city section, and one thing ACS leaders have suggested is prolonged overdue.