No Animal Control in Calhoun County


Calhoun County officials are discussing what is in store for a dog that recently attacked a woman, causing her death.

Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel already has plans to file a court order to have “Blue” euthanized once the investigation is complete.

There is no official animal control officer in the county, but all animal related issues get called into the sheriffs office. 

“What we operate under is a Florida statute. We don’t have any local ordinances or we don’t have a dog pound,” said Sheriff Kimbrel.

Kimbrel says his office receives lots of animal related calls and they take whatever action is necessary to handle each situation.

“So what we do is, we’ve got these couple of pins here set up here at the hanger at the airport and when we have dogs that bite or need to be quarantined we’ll bring them here and then we have contacts if the dogs turn out to be ok, sometimes we find homes for them,” said Kimbrel.

County officials said that members of the prior board of commission felt there was no need for animal control in that area in the past, but hope the idea will be reconsidered after the incident that took place over the weekend.

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