The director of the Barrow County Animal Control Department quit her job last week after being informed of the results of a 10-week review of her department. The top recommendation in the May 22 report was that county officials consider demoting Missy Burrell and finding a new director. Barrow County Human Resources director Charlie Felts said he and the report’s author, Jimmy Terrell, were in a meeting with Burrell on May 23 when she walked out.
Terrell’s report confirms what animal advocates have been saying for a long time — that the $1.6 million shelter that opened in 2011 is understaffed, poorly managed and failing in its mission to promote animal welfare and to ensure the public’s safety.
For the full story, see the May 29 issue of the Barrow Journal.
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