ANIMAL CONTROL-NEW POLICY OR OVERZEALOUS ENFORCEMENT?
We have heard
from more people who are very upset about the animal control
officer riding the county roads and "hunting"
for dogs (and cats). It
has always been the policy in this county that animal control
would respond if you had a complaint--barking
dogs, vicious dogs, nuisance animals, etc. Until now, the
animal control officer has NEVER just stopped at your front
yard and picked up your dog just because it was out and
not confined-especially in "rural areas" of the
County. This has been happening as reported by several people.
If, as reported by the County Manager, we are paying Butts
County $750 a week to euthanise dogs and cats, that means
the County is picking up and sending 10 dogs a WEEK off
to be killed-are these stray dogs or are these someone's
pet? The animal control officer resigned Tuesday morning
(3/28/06); however, she was back in the County Manager's
office Friday morning. If you are concerned about
this situation, please call your commissioner and/or the
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Carl Pennamon 706-468-8739 firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Hill 706-468-8025 email@example.com
Jack Bernard 706-468-5101 Bernard_jack@hotmail.com
Greg Johnson 706-468-5361 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Yarbrough 678-625-1195 email@example.com
County Manager 706-468-4900 firstname.lastname@example.org
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