Friday, November 11, 2011
Cobb County officials respond to a Letter to the Editor published Thursday that alleges wrongful disciplinary action against an animal control employee.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Julia Harris
Friday, November 11, 2011
Cindy Ganues, an Animal Care Specialist of Cobb County Animal Control, has allegedly been disciplined twice for removing euthanasia-bound animals from the shelter during her days off. Robert Quigley, Director of Cobb County Communications, would not confirm or deny disciplinary action and told Northeast Cobb Patch, "The county doesn't discuss disciplinary measures with the public concerning an employee." Quigley added that the county does not prohibit animal control employees from working with rescue groups. He would not discuss the details of disciplinary action brought against Ganues. Ganues could not be reached for comment. Ganues faces a 40-hour suspension for allegedly organizing a rescue group to remove shelter cats scheduled for …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Life in a shelter leaves much to be desired...a warm bed, a loving companion, and room to move. Visiting the shelter makes a difference. Plus, tips on how to tame a barking dog.
The HVAC contractors have arrived at the Cobb County Animal Control shelter and begun the installation to provide air conditioning to the dog kennel areas. The poor dogs suffered during the summer heat, as did anyone that went out there to visit them. Life in an animal control shelter is rough. The dogs are confined, although they can move around a bit…how much depends on the pen and the size of the dog. Those that are housetrained try to hold their wee until someone comes to take them out; otherwise they “mess” up their cage. These dogs have it particularly tough because they are trying to be good. The cats are also confined, albeit to a much smaller area. The larger cats can barely turn around and all are forced to eat and sleep next to …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Public Safety Cpt. Jeff Patellis: "17,000 animals pass through the doors of the Cobb County Animal Shelter yearly. Of those we adopt out about 6,000."
Public Safety Cpt. Jeff Patellis gave residents an overview of Cobb County Animal Shelter operations at Commissioner JoAnn Birrell's town hall meeting last Thursday. Patellis described the state-of-the art surgical facility at CCAC where pets are spayed and neutered to help control the animal population. All animals receive a rabies vaccination administered by the veterinarian. Cobb County is one of the few Georgia counties to have a full-time veterinarian on staff. Patellis describes shelter operations and the surgical facility in this article's accompanying videos.