I was sad to see the city council voted not to keep our animal control officer.

I was sad to see the city council voted not to keep our animal control officer.

Could it be they feel we do not have the volume of animals concerns in this city from past history? Maybe because our animal control officer kept it peaceful.

One really will not know how much she will be missed until the first major issue surfaces.

In a seminar March 17, 2010, we learned from Sgt. David Hunt, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, police officers are not trained in animal control laws. The question I have for city council is, now that it is apparent the police officers will now become animal control officers, will our officers be trained in animals laws? Will the residents of Upper Arlington have to rely on the Franklin County Shelter or Capital Area Humane to provide animal control? Do these agencies have the sufficient number of officers to add Upper Arlington to their heavy load of animal control duties?