Warren County Animal Control is once again advertising for a new director as well as one part-time worker.
Kim Pettrey has been working alone at Animal Control on Paws Lane since Aug. 2 when former director Tammy Webb was put on administrative leave and then fired following the arrest of her son, Jonathan Ewell Smith, and the arrest of herself, for allegedly growing marijuana on Animal Control property.
County Executive John Pelham wanted things to settle down for a couple months before hiring a new director. Pettrey, in the meantime, has been working full-time, many weeks logging over 45 hours and handling the duties once taken care of by the former director.
Health and Welfare Committee chairwoman Sally Brock said, “It’s not fair to Kim she is the only one at Animal Control. I don’t feel good doing this to her.”
According to Pettrey, she has not had a day off in four months. “I would like some help, but I do love my job and I do want the director’s position,” she said.
Pettrey was told she will have to fill out a new application if she wants to apply for the director’s position.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, possess a valid Tennessee Driver License, have experience working with animals, be physically able to lift at least 100 pounds, possess excellent people and communication skills, have basic computer skills, and live near the facility to ensure prompt response in emergency situations.
Anyone interested may apply at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development office, 107 Lyon Street, until noon on Monday, Oct. 29.
Members of the Health and Welfare Committee are Brock, Teddy Boyd, Billy Earl Jones, Diane Starkey and Blaine Wilcher.