ATLANTA - After a very loud protest from one Atlanta city council woman, the animal control office of Fulton County must have taken notice.
Cleta Winslow initially urged her colleagues not to approve any additional funding for the division unless changes were made.
The veteran local lawmaker complained workers there failed repeatedly to answer citizens’ calls when they attempted to report packs of roaming dogs.
At stake is an additional $135,000 in city funds, bringing the annual total to almost $2 million.
Before Monday's vote, the chair of the Council Public Safety Panel, Andre Dickens, informed his colleagues that he was satisfied the loose dog issue would be addressed in a comprehensive fashion. And that includes clear directions on how all calls will be handled, both emergency and non-emergency.
With those assurances, the city council gave unanimous approval.