Sheriff's Office Takes Over Animal Control 9/23/13
CBS 7 News
As of October 1, the city of Odessa will not be providing animal control in Ector County. The Sheriff's Office will be taking over the responsibilities.
Sheriff Mark Donaldson says he was approved four positions and is in the process of filling one. He says his office will still be taking animals to the city shelter in Odessa.
According to the city, they do not expect to see a rise in the amount of straying being brought into the shelter since the county animal control will be patrolling just like the city does.
'Humane Society in Odessa' Director, Del Nesmith, says he thinks it'll be better this way. He says his shelter frequently gets animals from the city shelter and the county. Nesmith says his shelter is currently at full capacity.