- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The city of Des Moines and the Animal Rescue League are re-evaluating their longstanding partnership after concerns about the agency’s euthanasia rates and transparency.

The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1PNHNmg ) reports that the city delayed a $2.2 million contract with the agency last month after animal supporters questioned the agency’s kill rate and cooperation with residents.

City officials say they’re concerned and are considering using a different long-term animal control partner in the future. Officials from the agency say they’re re-evaluating their standing with the city.

But despite the city’s reservations, it’s expected to approve the agency’s three-year contract Monday night. City officials say there’s no one else that can step in and offer the services the agency provides.

Its current animal control contract expires at the end of the month.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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