Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The Syracuse Common Council has decided it will pay for the investigation services of the SPCA. On Monday, councilors decided they will pay the almost $10,000 needed for the service. Previously, the county paid for all its municipalities, but since the state no longer pays licensing fees, the SPCA will now hold a contract with each town or city.
“Just with our dog license fees we found that we were in the position to be able to do this and thought that we would really try to give them what is, what's deserved for what they're doing for us."
Some of the biggest investigations of last year came out of Syracuse, including 70 cats that were pulled from a home in the city
, a pitbull that was dragged along I-81
and one of the most well-known cases of the year – Princess the pitbull