Upkeep items like spaying and neutering are coming in $20,000 over budget for the year. But last month, the agency came in $9,000 under things like personnel contracts. May not seem like much, but it could mean extra rollover funds. Those could help pay for adoption costs.
"Budgets this year are going to be really tough. Just like with everybody, with the damages in insurance and everything else. I do anticipate there will be some changes that'll have to be made,” said Tri-City Animal Control Director Angela Zilar.
Animal Control says an uptick in insurance costs will tighten things even more. Over at Benton County Animal Control the budget remains steady.