Sherman, Grayson County reach temporary agreement on animal shelter costs

Sherman and Grayson County leaders have come to a temporary agreement on the costs to…

Sherman and Grayson County leaders have come to a temporary agreement on the costs to house and care for lost animals across the region. This week, both the Sherman City Council and Grayson County Commissioners approved agreements that set the price for Sherman to take in animals that are brought in from the county.

Under the new agreement, the county will pay $250 an animal with an additional $50 a day after three days.

Under the previous agreement, the county paid $50 for each animal that was taken in. However, Sherman officials said the real cost was about $440 per animal for the full care.

For the 2020 fiscal year, the county — the largest outside user of the animal shelter — brought in about 20 percent of the animals it took in. However, the county only paid about 2.7 percent of the costs of the shelter last year, leading to concerns that it wasn’t paying its fair share.