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Animal control changes create controversy


Some people in Thomas County are upset with the county's decision to take over animal control. This week, County Commissioners voted to add animal control as a county department.

The county appointed a program director, a county veterinarian, and approved the construction of a new animal shelter.

At the end of the year the Thomas County Humane Society will no longer receive any county money.

"There will no longer be a night drop. We will no longer be able to take everything that comes our way. If we did, by the end of the year we'd still have five thousand animals and we would be out of money," said Humane Society Exec Director Edward Williams.

The decision came after the commission rejected the Humane Society's request for an increase in funding from the county.

The Humane Society will now operate solely on private donations.


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