FARMINGTON — Impound fees for the county’s Animal Services department have been approved by the Davis County Commission.
A first time impound has been dropped from $50 to $30, but fees increase from there, at $50 for a second infraction and $100 for a third.
Animal Services Director Clint Thacker said, “Our fees were lower than what other entities were. But we wanted to create an instrument where people aren’t going to get hit so hard on the first offense. We understand accidents do happen.”
But with the second infraction, and more, in one year, “we believe a pattern is developing” that hopefully can be broken, Thacker said.
He added that more than 530 adoptions have taken place so far in June, keeping the Fruit Heights-based shelter on track to reach its goal of 100 adoptions a month.