Moose Jaw dogs

Earlier this week, the Moose Jaw Humane Society's Facebook page raised concerns about what will happen to the city's stray dogs after Dec. 31. (Facebook)

Despite earlier concerns, stray animals in Moose Jaw will continue to be picked up and sheltered at the Moose Jaw Humane Society shelter — at least until spring.

Earlier this week, the humane society said its contract with the city was going to expire at the end of the year.

That caused some concerns to be raised about the future of stray dogs and cats. The city said it was preparing to take over the service.

The humane society pointed to a new city bylaw that suggested captured strays could be put down after five days.

However, the city and the humane society have worked out a 90-day extension to their contract.

They'll work on reaching a new deal and the deadline will be pushed back from the beginning of January until the end of March.