Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

LETTER: Talk to Commission about Animals

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

LETTER: Talk to Commission about Animals

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Dear Editor: In response to Kasey Anglin's letter "Sheriff's office falls short on animals," (Jan. 27) I checked our computer records by name and address. Ms. Anglin has called this office seven times. The only animal call to our office was in 2008 and we have no record of the contact she had with Animal Control. I spoke to Officer Vaughn today and it appears that Ms. Anglin, two months ago, was seeking assistance regarding an animal she had rescued and financial resources for veterinary care.

Our priority by law is service to the people of this county regarding courts, the jail, and law enforcement. The Sheriff's Office was allocated a partial position by the County Commission in 1997 for an animal control deputy. This deputy position initially shared responsibility for 12 sex offenders. Animal calls in the county for service and sex offenders requiring registration and monitoring have expanded exponentially. Currently, the deputy monitors 260 registered sex offenders. …

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