Dear Editor,

On Monday, June 11, I met with the Commissioner's Court and requested that they adopt a comprehensive animal control ordinance. I mentioned that a quick beginning would be to pay the $20 (later I learned the amount is now $35) when strays are taken to the pound by rural residents. This would take the financial burden off of rural working moms and rural minimum wage employees and would help in keeping areas free of stray dogs.

I am confident that Cherokee County will have a comprehensive animal control ordinance. The only question is when. How much more physical and economic pain will rural citizens have to suffer before the issue is addressed? We have seen too much in our area. We desire that something be done.

Thank you very much.

Willie Harold Acker, Sr.

Jacksonville

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