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City to seek animal shelter operator

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Evanston aldermen tonight are expected to approve a plan to seek a volunteer animal organization to manage the city's animal shelter.

The draft request for proposals indicates that the chosen group would have to care for animals at the shelter, arrange for their adoption and conduct fundraising activites for the shelter.

The RFP, included in the packet for tonight's council meeting, doesn't specify what compensation the city is prepared to provide the group in return for its services, but gives the city the option of terminating the contract if the City Council doesn't appropriate sufficient funds for it.

The city last year terminated its agreement with the Community Animal Rescue Effort after complaints were raised about the number of dogs euthanized at the shelter.

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