The Burke County Commission is tackling the animal control problem in Georgia’s Bird Dog Capitol. Commission Chairman Wayne Crockett has created a nine member advisory council to look into animal services.
Commissioner Lucious Abrams says, there is no time-line as to when the advisory board will report back to city leaders, but the commission plans to reach out to the members in about two weeks. All of the advisory board members are Burke County citizens. The Commission hopes realistic and affordable goals about curbing the stray animal problem in Burke County will come from the panel.
The move to create the advisory panel comes after outspoken residents and local animal activists spoke out about the stray animal problem, animal dumping and animal neglect that has occurred in the past.