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Buena Vista, Junction City get $20,000 in unexpected animal control fees

12:45 AM, Feb. 16, 2013
Portage County Humane Society volunteer Louisa Alexander pets Hans on Friday at the shelter in Plover. Volunteers regularly interact with animals at the shelter to keep them company. Portage County contracts with the humane society to provide animal control.
Portage County Humane Society volunteer Louisa Alexander pets Hans on Friday at the shelter in Plover. Volunteers regularly interact with animals at the shelter to keep them company. Portage County contracts with the humane society to provide animal control.
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Two Portage County municipalities received more than $20,000 in animal control bills for a service they're not contracted with - a cost the humane society now will have to absorb.

The village of Junction City received a $6,385 bill dated Jan. 28 from the Portage County Humane Society for picking up animals in the village. The town of Buena Vista received a $15,665 bill Jan. 28. Those include animals that were brought to the shelter and those picked up by an animal control officer.

The bill surprised leaders in those municipalities because both contract with other pet control services. Buena ...

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