This report was commissioned by the Yolo County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) in its role as leader
of the Shared Services Initiative in Yolo County, in order to determine a method of providing animal service in a
manner that maintains positive outcomes while controlling costs. This report consists of two components. The first
portion of the study, completed by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program (KSMP), makes determinations
regarding the animal services programming and staffing levels necessary to successfully meet legal and public
expectations, provide humane care, maintain positive outcomes, and reduce or control public costs. The second
portion of this study, completed by Yolo County LAFCo, projects the costs for various potential models of animal
services in Yolo County, based on the staffing and programming levels recommended by KSMP.