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Push for Animal Control changes in Warrick Co

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Residents took their concerns about animal control procedures to the Warrick County Commission on Monday night.

Residents brought up the incident from last week where a dog was tossed into a landfill. The health department says the two employees have since been punished for their actions.

Residents made their disappointment visible by complaining about animal control.

Tina Brown says, "You can't get out there to look at dogs. My dog disappeared a few years ago, and it took them three days to return my phone call."

Kimberly Smith says, "Any time you try to go out there, nobody is there when you call. You leave message after message so you can set up an appointment and it makes it very difficult to adopt animals from there."

Residents say they want more staff for the animal control department, which is currently only run by two officers.

Commissioners told residents they'll need to take their concerns to the county health board and the county council for funding approval. 

One commissioner says right now, money is hard to come by.

Don Williams says, "Maybe a part-time person, that would be very appropriate and could be done, but as far as another full time, I doubt the county council will approve it."

Residents, like Brown and Smith, say that's not going to stop them from trying.

Multiple other residents say they plan on attending the health department's next meeting on October 11.

We'll keep you updated. 

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