Letter: Resident needs assistance with animal control

Published 7:54 pm Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dear Editor,

What is the responsibility of an animal control person? I’ve had strays littering my yards for months. My daughter called the Thorsby Police Department about a month ago when a female dog had five puppies.
Someone from the police department came to my house and said, “I don’t see no dog. I’ll be back this afternoon to set a trap.”
He never came back. The female dog moved the puppies up under a trailer that is in my yard.
My other daughter went to the police department in Jemison and was advised that she would have to go to the Thorsby Police Department. She did go to the Thorsby Police Department several days ago, but no one has come to my house yet.
The female dog is now trying to leave the puppies. I am 90 years old and I cannot get out and chase the puppies out of the road to keep them from getting killed.
So what does an animal control person do?

—Floreine Beasley, Thorsby