Lost, strayed or homeless dogs from the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda will be carted to West Seneca and sheltered at the town’s animal shelter, under an inter-municipal agreement among the three that is expected to be an agenda item at Monday’s 7 p.m. scheduled meeting of the Town Board.
The agreement, which would begin March 1 and continue as long as each of the municipalities desires, provides that the West Seneca Animal Shelter will provide and maintain a shelter for dogs seized by collectors in Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda as well as properly care for them and humanely euthanize or make available for adoption, where applicable. Kenmore already contracts with the Town of Tonawanda to handle its dog control duties.
West Seneca’s shelter, which is located at 582 Mineral Springs Road, will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The agreement states that dog control officers from Tonawanda will have around-the-clock access to the shelter.
Under the agreement, Tonawanda would pay a per diem fee of $15 for shelter services, $25 for euthanasia services along with other applicable fees for veterinary care, crematory or disposal as well as $200 per month for clerical services.
Prior to the regular 7 p.m. meeting, West Seneca board members are slated to hold a 3 p.m. Monday work session. The meetings will be held at West Seneca Town Hall, 1250 Union Road.
Also this week:
• Entries are being sought by the Crosstown Quilters for the Fiber Arts show to be on display in March at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center. Entries must be registered by Feb. 5. Those interested can download the registration form at the Burchfield’s website (http://www.burchfieldnac.org/current-exhibits.html) or by picking one up at the 2001 Union Road center. “Fiber arts include quilts, needlework, lace, appliqué and other compositions of thread, yarn, textile and other fibers,” according to a statement on the website. “Fiber arts communicate message, emotion or meaning beyond the literal materials used. Original works are especially welcome.” The exhibit is scheduled for a March 8 opening with a public reception and will continue through March 31.