Time is running out for the City of Fresno to find a replacement for the Central California SPCA.
The debate continues at Fresno City Hall after the local agency decided to cancel its contract with the city.
The SPCA has provided local animal control services for a very long time, but that will end on October 1st.
The Central California SPCA made the decision to end its services after years of constant criticism from local politicians and animal rights groups.
The city mus now find a replacement to handle stray dogs and cats, and all the other services that the SPCA provides.
The deadline for replacement bids was Thursday but only one bid came in.
The Fresno Bee is reporting morning that a company called Liberty Animal Control Services, created by Clovis veterinarian Charles Wilkins, is the sole bidder to take over for the SPCA.
If the city and county agree to accept that company's bid Liberty will have a huge task, because nearly 50,000 dogs and cats are turned in to the SPCA every year.
It's up to the city and county to decide if Liberty is up to the task.