Nearly 10,000 dogs and cats come into Alachua County's Animal Control Center each year. About 4,000 of those animals have to be euthanized.
Workers there say the number of euthanizations were just starting to go down, but now a cut in the state's budget may have those numbers back on the rise. The center normally has a budget of $2.4 million. But workers say the Governor's signature on the new property tax bill, means local services will suffer and that trickles down to dogs and cats.
County Officials will need to make tough choices for what to cut... the animal shelter director says they'll loose $600,000. And unfortunately that means more animals may get put to sleep.
Workers at the shelter also say medicine is expensive and the number of vaccinations they perform will decrease.
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
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