3 Comments for this article

Tags: , , , ,

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Add dog catcher to the list of duties for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

County Manager Bruce Shell announced this afternoon the Sheriff’s Office will take over Animal Control beginning March 1. The change comes after the firing last month of Animal Control Services Manager Jean McNeil.

Sheriff Ed McMahon said the animals are the priority.

“We want to get those animal adopted out,” McMahon said. “Bottom line is, of course, we got dangerous animals, and we’ll take care of that, but we want to get those animal adopted out. That’s a primary role that we want to look at.”

Sheriff McMahon also said everyone’s job at Animal Control is safe at this time.

Comment on this Story

Leave a Reply

3 Comments on "New Hanover Co. Sheriff to take over Animal Control"

Notify of

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted

Related News

Sheriff Ed McMahon discusses the impacts the DOJ's suspension of the Equitable Sharing Program will have on his office (Photo: Madison Morgan/WWAY).
1 month ago
0 Comments for this article
DOJ decision could impact your pockets
Read More»
SANTAWRAP
2 months ago
2 Comments for this article
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Santa Wrap Song
Read More»
police lights generic SIZED
2 months ago
0 Comments for this article
New Hanover County Sheriff McMahon in fender bender
Read More»