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      Animal control officer in the works

      We've all seen dogs and cats running on the loose around our neighborhoods, and thanks to animal control officers, those little guys usually get picked up.

      But some people were concerned in Dickinson County that, after the last officer retired, budget issues prevented hiring another. This would mean that without an animal control officer, dogs and cats and various furry creatures would be left running the streets.

      Well, not so in Dickinson County.

      While it's true that for a little while longer, the police departments are responsible for picking up the critters, there's now hope for another animal control officer.

      Sheriff Scott Celello is certain that any complaint about the animal control officer issue will be addressed shortly.

      "We just got the OK from the board to go ahead and hire on a part-time basis," explains the sheriff. "That's going to alleviate some of the issues we've had with the animal control, but I think it's better if we have one person handling all the animal complaints."

      So fear not Dickinson County--a part-time animal control officer is in the works so that neighborhoods can stay clear of unwanted furry visitors.