PLAINFIELD, NJ — Council members Monday night were charged with voting on a resolution to authorize the execution of an agreement with the City of Plainfield and the Plainfield Area Humane Society to provide animal control services.

Currently, residents have to travel to Associated Humane Society in Newark to pick up their pets.

Councilwoman Ashley Davis asked Shep Brown, Director of Health & Social Services, about the impact the change in animal control services will have on residents.

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"First off, it's close to home," Brown noted. He said residents currently have to travel to Newark to retrieve their pets, but with the change, they will only have to go to Rock Avenue in Plainfield. The fees, he said, will also be lower.

Brown added residents have expressed their dissatisfaction with the care their pets received at AHS in Newark.

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Council members voted unanimously to approve the resolution. The contract will take effect August 1, and run through July 2021.

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