Jackson Co. voters approve animal control officers return

Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 10:54:03-04

Voters in Jackson County approved funding for the return of animal control officers.

The 10-year, 0.25-millage proposal passed by 62%. It will add three animal control officers in Jackson County beginning next year. The county cut the last of its animal control officers in 2014.

The proposal will have residents owning a property valued at $100,000 pay an extra $12.50 in taxes a year. The millage is expected to generate about $1.1 million in the first year.

Shelter volunteers and community animal advocates recently approached the county Board of Commissioners to urge for the return of animal control officers.

The proposal will also fund improvements at the county animal shelter.