When Animal SOS received the Request for Proposals (RFP) from the City in April, it was easy to get excited about the possibility of Columbus Animal Care and Control (CACC) being privatized. They included requirements asking a vendor to supply services way beyond what is currently being provided. Services that our community expects and deserves. If you would like to review the entire 22 page RFP, here’s a link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lJhythyHi4VeXeKwCElF4U6gObcMi8e4lKXjEhHAZWc/edit?usp=sharing.
Below is a comparison of some of the requirements from the RFP and current city services. The left side of the table are sections from the RFP. We’ve bolded areas that caught our attention. The right side discusses the city’s current offerings. Questions for you to consider are at the bottom.
Will the city meet the standards required in this RFP if the contract does not move forward? Will their budget expand to include all these requirements not being funded today? Or will the excuses continue?
You should be hearing more about this possible contract in the coming weeks. We hope the discussion does not attempt to compare the apples of today's CACC to the oranges expected from the winning vendor.
We believe our citizens expect Columbus’ animal services to meet the standards set under this RFP.
Do you support the extra costs to provide these worthy services?
How would you rate the City’s performance today on a 1 -10 scale?
9/11/2021 08:04:25 am
This has never been a good idea.
9/11/2021 08:48:21 pm
I believe any thing is better than what is happening now . I believe that we are a lot better off than phenix City and their surrounding area , but we are no where near , where we should be and are able to do as far as animal welfare. Animal control is not just supposed to enforce the city’s codes, but they take an oath to protect those animals which they are turning an eye from, and I’ve witnessed it first hand. After numerous attempts to get a chihuahua off a chain and 2 others- chains embedded into their necks… starved , full of worms and probably heart worms as well… all of them died.cacc never went back and checked in the dogs on their first visit or second or third or fourth- each time a new employee that was sweet talked by this person.. thanks to them these dogs have died. And I had to witness this pain daily. I fed them when she allowed me to I there’s ice cubes over the fence in 100 temp just to make sure they had something to drink or wet I their tongues.. zthanks to our dear cacc! I will never forgive them for the pain they not only allowed to go on with these dogs but for the pain caused to my young daughters.
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