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Clinton Fails To Override Mayor's Veto For Humane Society Contract

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Stray animals have no place to go in Clinton.

After the council fails to pass any animal control contracts.

The council needed to override the mayor's vetoes from last week to approve a new contract for the Clinton Humane Society. That contract would have given the group an additional 60 thousand dollars.

It also would have formed a committee for the city investigate new ways to manage animal control. Both items failed four to three, one vote short of the five needed. Supporters say the city council's decision is short sighted.

The council also failed to approve a third contract that would have given the animal control officer a different place to take strays. The city police will still respond to dog bite and vicious dog calls, but it cannot pick up strays because it has no place to drop them off.