Barrow County’s government has begun its search for a new animal control director, but some improvements at the shelter already are under way, according to those now in charge.
Former shelter director Jimmy Terrell, whose 10-week departmental review led to the May 23 resignation of director Missy Burrell, is staying on as interim director until a permanent director is hired. And he has undertaken the task of correcting some of the deficiencies he identified in his May 22 report to the county.
Over the past two weeks, Terrell has reached out to animal advocates who for years have raised concerns about the quality of the shelter’s services. He and Barrow County Human Resources director Charlie Felts, who also is overseeing the transition, have had two meetings with a core group of advocacy group representatives and plan to continue those weekly meetings.
For the full story, see the June 12 issue of the Barrow Journal.