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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING <br />AMONG <br />THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH AND HOME FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY <br />FOR ANIMAL CARE SERVICES <br />This Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") is entered into this 24th day of <br />November, 2015, which date is enumerated for purposes of reference only, by and <br />among the City of Newport Beach ("City") and Home Free Animal Rescue & <br />Sanctuary, a California Corporation whose address is 20302 Riverside Drive, <br />Newport Beach, California 92660 ("Contractor"). <br />RECITALS <br />A. City is a municipal corporation duly organized and validly existing under <br />the laws of the State of California with the power to carry on its business as it is now <br />being conducted under the statutes of the State of California and the Charter of City. <br />B. In accordance with Chapter 7.16 of the Newport Beach Municipal Code, <br />all dogs, fowl or other animals found running at large on the streets, alleys, parks, <br />beaches or other public places in the City may be impounded. <br />C. When the City impounds animals, the animals are transferred to animal <br />care shelter for retention. <br />D. There exists no City -owned and operated facilities suitable for impounding <br />and keeping fowl, dogs, cats or other animals. <br />E. City currently does not own or operate any facilities suitable for <br />impounding and caring for dogs, cats, fowl, or other Animals that may be impounded. <br />F. Contractor possesses the skill, experience, ability, background, <br />certification and knowledge to provide the services described in this MOU. <br />G. City desires to engage Contractor to provide facilities for receiving, <br />sheltering and caring for dogs, cats, fowl and other animals that may be picked up <br />running at large on the City streets ("Project'). <br />H. Contractor desires to designate the facility located at 20302 Riverside <br />Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660 (the "Shelter") for the Project. <br />I. Contractor is willing to provide such animal care services on the terms and <br />conditions set forth herein. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, it is mutually agreed by and between the undersigned parties as <br />follows: <br />