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Commission approves leadership positions at P.A.W.S.

April 10, 2019--8:22 a.m.

Staff reports

The Floyd County Commission has approved contracts for two leadership positions at Public Animal Welfare Services.

Jeff Mitchell was named the new Animal Control Manager.

County Manager Jamie McCord said Mitchell was promoted from within.

“He has just been a godsend up there and has really gone above and beyond, doing some things that needed to be done,” McCord said. “He, Matt Cordle, and John Blalock are part of that team that has got us at a 96% live outcome rate. I think it’s going to be a great start to in taking us to the next level, doing even more and even better things.”

Meanwhile, Tammy Jo Hallman has been hired as the Animal Welfare Coordinator at P.A.W.S.

Floyd County Commissioner Allison Watters said Hallman comes to Floyd County from Best Friends Atlanta.

“They are a leader in best practices with all sorts of animal welfare ideas,” Watters said. “I know she’ll bring some of those ideas to us. I’m excited because I think our animal welfare advocates will work well with her. I think she’ll do a good job getting animals rescued and adopted, as well as build a stronger volunteer base at the shelter. So, I think it’s all good news.”

Floyd County opened its new animal control facility in December of 2016.

It was funded with a 2013 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.