Funds are included in the proposed new county budget to hire an animal control officer, at least on a part time basis, to pick up stray dogs and cats.
County Mayor Mike Foster says $20,000 has been included in the new budget to fund the position. "We're anticipating hiring a full time, or at least a part time, employee to do that (pick up stray dogs and cats). I'm sure we don't get near as many calls as the city does, but we do get some calls that need to be answered."
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"We're going to need some policies in the event of a dog bite where the animal can be quarantined for ten days and make that the standard policy. That needs to be addressed."
" We have a lot of elderly people who have dogs that come to their house that are strays and we just need a way of dealing with it in a humane and orderly way with some rules and regulations."Read the rest of this article