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Stanly County Animal Control now under control of Sheriff’s Office

Animal control issues in Stanly County are now under the purview of the Sheriff’s Office.

In a move after a closed session with Sheriff Jeff Crisco at Monday’s meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners, the board unanimously approved moving the animal control department from the county’s health department to the sheriff’s office effective Oct. 6.

Chairman Matthew Swain said the health department will still handle rabies issues, but the day-to-day operation of animal control resides with the sheriff.

Several surrounding counties like Union and Cabarrus have their respective sheriff departments manage animal control, according to Swain.

Previously, the department was under the head of the health department and its director, David Jenkins, but there was a chain of command with supervisors and department heads that have other roles with the county as well.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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