Candler County residents speak out about animal treatment in the area

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METTER, Ga., (WSAV)- Residents in Candler County are speaking out about how city workers are handling animals.

The concerns were shared at a county commissioners meeting. Some residents feel the city’s animal control and animal shelter aren’t doing enough, to protect the areas animals.

One resident, Shelly Strange, said  she has to call animal control multiple times before they’ll follow up on a complaint she’s made.

However, she hopes the commissioners can help bring about change.

“I would like to see the Metter animal shelter act like an open admissions shelter. That you never turn that animal away, because when you turn that animal away what you’re causing is more animal suffering out in the community. You’re guaranteeing we’re always going to have pet overpopulation,” Strange explained.

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