Under the terms of the contract approved 5-0 at the Sept. 10 meeting, Long Beach Animal Care Services will help the city deal with everything from dogs and cats to coyotes and seals from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014.
The City Council began the original agreement with LBACS July 1, 2010, and the extension of services increases the total cost from $134,485 to $141,356 for the current year.
Councilmember Ellery Deaton said she planned to work closely with Long Beach to make sure Seal Beach animal concerns are addressed.
“I don’t know about the other council members, but the No 1. complaint that I’m getting constantly is the off-leash dogs,” Deaton said.
According to city code, all dogs outside the home must be on a leash in most areas of the city.
A few moments later, just before the unanimous vote, Councilmember David Sloan joked “in your area, its the No. 1 problem."
"In my area, it's the No. 2 problem," he said.