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Concern expressed about more dog euthanizations
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Growing public concern for the welfare of dogs at Warren County Animal Control has been expressed during a county Health and Welfare Committee meeting.Sally Brock, a former commissioner, expressed a fear the facility would return to a time when euthanizing animals was common.“We don’t want to see Animal Control slip back to the way it was, and we know you all don’t either,” said Brock. Creating concern were statements made by Commissioner Tommy Savage to Animal Control director Kim Pettrey during December’s meeting regarding the high number of pitbulls and pit mixes at the facility and the need to euthanize those which have shown aggression toward people or other animals.Brock served as chair of the Health and Welfare Committee for four years during a turbulent time when the focus shifted from euthanization to adoptions.“Nobody knows, probably, any better than I do what a difficult job this committee is to serve on,” said Brock. “I must commend Kim and her staff because of the way things have been going at Animal Control and the lives she saves.