There is still no word on who will take over animal services in Fresno and the county.
The Central California SPCA says it will not extend its contract, which means the city and the county have to find a new agency by October 1st.
The city had been in talks with the SPCA to extend the contract and thought they were preparing an estimate for how much it would cost to temporarily extend the contract through the end of the year.
Leaders say the announcement to decline caught them off-guard.
Assistant City Manager Bruce Rudd said, "I have no idea why they're doing what they're doing. It would have been nice if they'd reached out and talked to us first because I could have explained what we're doing instead of this way."
Only one proposal has been submitted and is under review to take over the service.