TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The ruffled feathers caused by the cost of the Terre Haute Humane Society’s care for illegal battle birds appears to have smoothed over.
As you may recall, In Tuesday night's meeting, the Vigo County council received a bill from the humane society for the care of 40 birds involved in a county cock fighting ring. That bill came out to $20,000.
The council's question, and ours, was how do the costs break down and where do both sides go from here?
"Real, real rough figures, and this is really rough, but it is the contracted price it comes out to approximately $10 a day per bird,” Debra Floyd of the Terre Haute Humane Society said.
A total cost that comes out to a rough estimate of $16,000. But, the Humane Society couples with the unforeseen costs in dealing with such an unexpected circumstance to come out to $20,000.
"If you stop and think about having a bird individually housed, fed twice a day, cage cleaned, with a bird that's biting you the whole time the cage is being cleaned," Floyd said.
One day after the council raised questions, the humane society had their answers. Wednesday the humane shelter and the county met up to clear the air.
The question as to why no humane society representative was available at Tuesday’s meeting was also answered.
Vigo County's attorney Michael Wright said he was told the bill for the roosters' care wouldn't be discussed until November’s meeting.
The Terre Haute Humane Society will meet up with Vigo County’s officials next week to discuss the bill.
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