Thursday, Dec. 4


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[DEC. 4, 2003]  "This year has seen a rebirth of Logan County Animal Control," states Joni Tibbs of the Lincoln City Council. "Under the leadership of Pat O'Neill [Logan County Animal Control chairman] with the strong support from county board Chairman Dale Voyles, this department is cleaner, healthier, better staffed and modernized."

Tibbs is Animal Control Committee chairman for the city of Lincoln. She submitted a copied report to the city council from the Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Welfare. The report was for the month of October 2003. The expenses outweighed the income by $992.85, but that was something the committee was expecting because of the recent, needed changes that have been made.

The welfare report states the facilities are satisfactory, and there are now no improvements required. Tibbs also included the data for Jan. 1-Nov. 10, showing 1,170 animals had been brought in or picked up by animal control. Within her time as council member on this committee, 652 of those animals were picked up between the dates of May 1 and Nov. 10.


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The report also included the total of complaint calls responded to and animals brought in for all the towns in Logan County, with Lincoln's numbers being the highest. There were 57 calls responded to and 47 animals brought in for the city of Lincoln, all within the month of October.

"We want to get the message out that we just want people to take good care of their animals," said Tibbs.

In the closing of her report, Tibbs remarked, "I am so very proud to be a part of this committee and the city's representative of animal control."

[Janell Woolard]

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