Smith County commissioners hear concerns over lack of animal control funding, manpower
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 6:16 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 9:55 PM CDT
Among the people who voiced their concerns was Deborah Dobbs, president and founder of the SPCA of East Texas.
“Our animal control officers are underpaid,” Dobbs said. “Our shelter is underfunded and understaffed. And this is a really serious problem there.”
"I first found out about them from my drill team director. She was a Rangerette. And she showed us the sweethearts of the Gridiron movie. And ever since then I was just really inspired. Because not only are they just like dancers, they’re also athletes,” one young woman said.
“I have always loved music and dancing. That has been my thing ever since I was a little girl, and so, when he came along and started doing all this, it was like ‘Wow, that’s really different and I like it,’” Cook said.