Jasper’s Animal Control Officer—She’s BACK!!
last week that the Animal Control Officer had quit after
many complaints about her performance and lack of “people”
skills with citizens. We’ve heard rumors all during the
week that the Animal Control officer had been hired back
and the County Manager had been lobbied continually during
the week by the P&Z director who is her boss. Rumor
also says she was hired back by the County Manager at an
increase in pay! Is the county really so desperate
that they hire someone back that resigns and walks off the
We are having
to report on rumors (apparently with some basis in fact)
because we have not been able to get the same response from
different commissioners or county offices. The BOC, at
a public meeting, needs to address the
issues involving Animal Control with a vote. Some things
for consideration are:
1. Should the
A C Officer be out roaming county roads looking for animals,
or should she be answering calls for help and complaints?
2. Should she
worry about dogs on people’s private property or should
she be worried about dogs roaming residential streets, i.e.,
Turtle Cove, Rolling Wood Cove, the City of Monticello,
and densely populated areas?
told TWG that animal breeders in Georgia are licensed through
the State Department of Agriculture. We
understand the Jasper A C Officer has approximately 16 pens
behind her residence and she (or someone in her household)
apparently breeds dogs. (See Picture) However, TWG
could not find her name or address on the State License
List. Is she not licensed? Do we want an unlicensed person
to represent Jasper County as our A C Officer?
what’s it going to be? People want
you to make a decision, and make it public. What
is the procedure going to be? Hire an AC officer to roam
our county roads and pick up pets or follow up on complaints?
The decision must be made by our BOC because it seems that
some county employees need more direction and supervision
from the Commissioners rather than just “doing their own
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