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Off the leash: Animal Control officers so much more than dog catchers
dog catcher 04-06-15
A Kershaw County Animal Control officer deals with a couple of horses who got loose in a rural part of the county.
Kershaw County’s Animal Control officers tackle a wide variety of duties, many the public may not be aware of. Gone are the days of the “dog catcher,” a term the officers say they find offensive, because these days they are highly-trained and well-equipped authorities who handle not only animal issues, but also enforce the county codes regarding litter, illegal dumping and other issues that affect quality of life. Kershaw County Director of Safety and Emergency Services Gene Faulkenberry oversees the Code Enforcement Division, among several others, and said no two days are the same, especially with animal control.