Newport Beach Animal Control has contracted with the Orange County Humane Society shelter on Newland Street in Huntington Beach ("Newport OKs contract to use shelter," April 28). With an already overcrowded shelter with Costa Mesa's and Westminster's unwanted dogs and cats, the Orange County Humane Society will likely be stepping up its kill rate.
Apparently, Newport Beach's animals will be getting preferential treatment, with allocated cages and kennels, I believe. They have offered Samir Botros, the shelter's owner, $7,000 a month to secure their animals.
Sadly, the abandoned cats and dogs from Westminster and Costa Mesa, cities who have contracted with this shelter from the beginning, will lose out to Newport Beach's animals.