Coffee County Animal Abuse Cases

Proposed state cutbacks means one Wiregrass county will take on added responsibility when it comes to animal abuse.

Coffee County Sheriff's officials have received notification from the Alabama Department of Agriculture saying they will no longer send personnel to investigate alleged animal abuse cases.

Chief Deputy, Ronnie Whitworth, says budgetary monies' are already tight and this is just another "unpaid" mandate the department will deal with.

The state Department of Agriculture's decision to curtail animal abuse investigations will affect law enforcement across the Wiregrass.

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  • by Tiffiany Hannah Location: Tn on Oct 14, 2008 at 05:14 PM
    Hhmmm....why don't we cut out going to check out domestic abuse cases and such while we are at it? This is stupid. IF any thing the laws should be more strict for animal abuse....not cut. Next time there is some shooting at a school maybe they can think back to this and wonder if maybe the kid's aggression first started by abusing the family pet....guess they will never know if they don't check it huh?
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