Fresno has a new plan for animal control. As it turns out, dogs are man's ONLY friend.
A new temporary facility will be set up in the parking lot of the old coroner's building on Nielsen Avenue, but cats won't be welcome.
Officials say housing stray and feral cats leads to high euthanasia rates. They also say it does nothing to control feline populations.
There's also a cost concern. Before the SPCA ended their contract with Fresno, they spent about a million dollars of their own money every year to handle animal control operations.
Fresno needs to cut costs to bridge the gap. A private group is negotiating with the city to help them take over animal control operations.
The temporary facility is just a stop gap. County Supervisors hope to have a more permanent solution by the end of the year.