County should jump at chance
Morgan County has been given an opportunity to redeem itself within the community with regards to its animal control facility on Rt. 9.
Said facility is regarded as a hell hole by the residents of this county who care about the other “homeless” in our community — the countless dogs that are lost, abandoned, surrendered by their owners, neglected and those that are mercilessly abused.
The county should jump at the chance to utilize the kennels offered to them by the Humane Society of Morgan County.
Since the inception of animal control the county commissioners have expected one person to be the sole employee responsible for responding to calls, picking up loose and sometimes aggressive dogs, investigating animal cruelty cases, keeping the kennels clean, feeding and exercising the dogs, dealing with the health of the dogs, assessing their temperament, transporting the dogs to veterinarians, maintaining the website, handling dog adoptions, filing endless paperwork as well as answering countless phone calls from people who need their help.
Too much responsibility for just one person.
That job is overwhelming and dangerous on its best day.
It is far past time for the county commissioners to realize additional personnel are needed to make animal control truly animal control.