Robinson Township has terminated its contract with the McKees Rocks-based Triangle Pet Control Services.
The township's Board of Commissioners on Monday moved to enter into a new agreement with Animal Control Services, of Pittsburgh, effective immediately.
"Right now we're sort of in a bind," said township manager Aaron Bibro. "We're in an agreement with a company that can't do what we need for it to do."
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in October shut down Triangle Pet, claiming the kennel defrauded the state by requesting payments for services it did not perform.
Triangle Pet's owner, Bernard Dudash, of Kennedy Township, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police with theft and tampering with public records. Authorities claimed Dudash overcharged the state more than $37,000 for housing and euthanizing stray dogs at the kennel.
Dudash has also been charged in connection to the death of a dog picked up in Ross Township. He is accused of failing to provide veterinary care for the medium-sized, mixed-breed dog, which died in a cage at the Triangle Pet facilities.
The township cited the kennel's "failure to provide the scope of services outlined in the service contract," as reason for the contract termination.