Cecil County, who has been served by its local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for contractual animal control services, will soon be releasing a request for proposals for a new service provider. In the wake of a new animal control ordinance, the local SPCA has withdrawn from its service contract.
Cecil County Commissioners will be advertising for a new animal care and control authority possibly by the end of this week and no later than July 31.
On Tuesday, the board authorized County Administrator Al Wein to finalize a draft Request For Proposal (RFP) by the end of the day Wednesday.
“Our homework is to read the RFP and give Al our comments Wednesday,” Commissioners’ President Jim Mullin told his colleagues.
Wein organized a meeting Monday with staff from five other departments to begin drafting an RFP for the commissioners’ approval.
“We have a good start,” Wein said to the board during Tuesday morning’s work session. He expects to finalize it Wednesday and get it out right away with a response deadline from potential vendors of Sept. 15.