The mission of the Animal Control Program is to protect life and property of the citizens of the City of Brunswick in regards to animal control. This is done by maintaining a humane and orderly control of all animals taken into the care of the Animal Control Officer (ACO). ACOs investigate animal complaints, provide education to the public, enforce laws/ordinances pertaining to animals and pets. He/she provides care to animals in their custody and testifies in court as needed.
In 2005 ACO Mike Kellums was hired full time and has contributed to the improvement of the program. A second part time staff person also handles calls for services received from the public. A new Animal Control Building was built in early 2006.
In 2003 the Animal Control Operation became part of the Division of Police. Numerous changes in the program have been implemented, including report writing, tracking activity by our computer aided dispatch (CAD), uniform change and radio assignments. Tracking activity by CAD has allowed the program to become more efficient and accurate.
In conclusion, the Animal Control Program has become a very professional group. In part through the support of the administration and dedicated commitment of personnel to fulfill the needs of the community.