“This is 1,000-percent better than what we had three or four weeks ago,” Place 2 Council Member Bill Terry told Sullivan at the meeting. “I appreciate you taking the reins and going with this thing with all the help that you’ve had. Thank you so much.”
Micha Saldana told the Index she heard the news on Wednesday from Terry, a regular at Jimmy’s Cafe where she works. Although she hates that her family had to be the “guinea pigs” in this situation, she was proud of the work she did with Mark and very pleased with the changes.
“Our city has really stepped up and done a tremendous job to take care of the issues that have happened,” she said. “They’ve done ultimately everything we ever wanted out of the situation. They’ve definitely followed through with what they said and I’m very grateful for that.”
“Being able to get online and view everything, that’s fantastic,” she added. “That completely alleviates any issues like we had. That was a great milestone for them to accomplish. I think that’s awesome.”
Although this new system is a large step in the right direction, Sullivan said the work is not finifhed with animal control.
“This is just a way, at least one step, to reunite people with their dogs,” he said. “The next step is really to sit down with the Palo Pinto County Humane Society staff and start looking at our animal ordinance. At some point, if we get the microchipping solution and it’s affordable, that needs to be where our first emphasis is.”
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