A Washougal City Council vote on the 2011 budget is not expected to occur anytime before Monday, Dec. 6.
That is also when a public hearing regarding the budget will be continued.
Several supporters of the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society spoke out during last night’s council meeting regarding the potential budget decrease from $25,000 this year to $4,000 in 2011.
“We are working to become self-sufficient, but we’re not there yet,” said Nettie DeRoche.
She introduced several local students who volunteer at the no-kill animal shelter in Washougal.
They include Bailey Burk, an eighth-grader who – along with his family – has spread gravel into potholes near the shelter.
“It is a great cause,” he said.
Burk’s mother Stephanie Burk said with the WCGHS, “animals are offered a second chance, and youth can do their eighth grade and senior projects close to home.”