As DeWitt County searches for its next animal control administrator, the County has suspended agreements for animal control services with a few of its communities.
Dan Matthews is the DeWitt County Board Chair and indicates the suspension of the agreements is largely because the County cannot fulfill its end. He compliments the Clinton Police Department and the DeWitt County Sheriff's office for agreeing to help in any way necessary when issues with animals arise.
According to Matthews, the agreements with communities in DeWitt County were last put together in 2016. He envisions revising the agreements for better enforcement and procedures to reflect the latest in State of Illinois regulations.
Matthews credits Kristina Deerwester and Megan Myers on the County Board for helping at the animal shelter and assisting the County in getting through this period without an administrator. Additionally, he says some Second Chance for Pets volunteers are helping out as well and appreciates their efforts.