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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