REPORTING · 25th October 2013
Councillor Mary Murphy made a motion on Monday, October 21st for staff to prepare a report on the installation of a crematorium at the Humane Society. She thanked Council for supporting the spay / neuter and chip program. Council had already granted a subsidy to use the crematorium in Terrace to the animal shelter.
“The one in Terrace has been down for three months and I would really like a report back because I think that $100,000 investment, it would be a quick payback and it would be an opportunity for the Humane Society to earn some funding back,” said Murphy.
Councillor Corinne Scott clarified the motion would create a report would give them the installation and operation cost meaning the $100,000 was not a part of the motion. Murphy stated there was some costs brought before Council by the Humane Society.
Councillor Mario Feldhoff agreed with the report. He wanted to see the changes to the prior report.
Mayor Joanne Monaghan informed Council she had talked to Terrace and the Crematorium would be back up and running in November.
Councillor Phil Germuth asked what the average cost to cremate the animals was. Monaghan told him for a cat, it was $100, but Murphy added it could vary based on size.
The motion was called and carried.
Good idea...lets take an indepth look at it.
Comment by Larry Walker on 27th October 2013
A Creamatorium as a "profit centre"....I don't think so..
But as a value added service to our community...yes most definitly yes..