PENDER COUNTY, NC - (WECT) - The Pender County Animal Shelter will soon be under the control of the Pender County Health Department. County Manger, Mickey Duvall, took over the shelter from the Pender County Sheriff's Office earlier this year.
He says he was never supposed to have permanent control of the shelter, he was just supposed to impose some policy.
Duvall says with his own duties in creating the budget it's hard to give the shelter the time it needs. He says he created policies and procedures for the shelter, an inventory system, and created the Animal Advisory Board, now he says it's time to hand it over.
"I think it would have been hard for me in a county managers role, and I think the board saw that, to have been out there on a daily basis, and to respond to all of the e-mails we get," said Duvall.