Amarillo Animal Control to Add Weekend Hours - Story - MyHighPlains

Yesterday the Amarillo City Council passed the second and final reading of two new animal control ordinances with the goal of preventing animal cruelty.

Below is a map for Amarillo Animal Control, please call for specific directions.

As part of the continuing effort to adopt as many healthy animals into loving homes as possible, Amarillo Animal Control and the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society have committed to participating in the national Just One Day campaign this Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Animal Control and the Humane Society are honored to be among the 1,200 organizations that have answered the call to participate this year.

Amarillo Animal Control Will Change Name - Story | MyHighPlains

More change is coming at the embattled Amarillo Animal Control & Welfare. Before you take an injured animal to a private veterinary hospital for treatment, be willing to assume financial responsibility for the animal before treatment begins. Good care is not cheap, and many veterinarians have many Samaritans in their waiting rooms every year. Anyone who is committed to trying to save injured stray animals should discuss these issues in advance with the veterinarian. Fortunately, some states have laws that allow the veterinarian to collect from a fund for treating unowned injured animals who have been presented to them by animal control or a good Samaritan.

Embattled Amarillo Animal Control Director Retires - Story

Amarillo, TX – Shannon Barlow has retired from her position as assistant director of Animal Control effective today. Scott McDonald, the City’s chief building official, continues to serve as interim director of Animal Control, and reports directly to Bob Cowell, assistant city manager of development services.

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Teachers from the University of Missouri Extension Law Enforcement Training Academy traveled to Amarillo to teach the course. They offered extensive training on how to deal with animal cruelty cases and how to gather enough information to properly present cases in court.

"Animal cruelty classes that we go through are very important," said Animal Control officer Jason Cook. "It gives us all a chance to learn more about how to investigate them so we can do a better job getting them prosecuted. If people need to go to jail for it, we're better witnesses so that we can prosecute them better."

"When we have access to this level of training, it really makes it nice to get these guys through and get them exposed to some things that they normally might not see, and may never see in their career," said Assistant Director of Animal Control Shannon Barlow. "But a good knowledge of how to work the case is always better to be prepared for how we present that case later."

Barlow said Animal Control officers need specialty training because of the types of cases they handle in Amarillo. "Blood sports are around, where you have people fighting dogs. And with fighting dogs, you've got gambling, you've got guns, a lot of drugs and different things that are associated with that. So that brings in a lot of different agencies on those particular cases. So unfortunately, we do have that level of need for training."

She said they also deal with a lot of cases involving abuse of exotic animals. Almost half of their officers are now certified for animal cruelty investigations. Staff members from the Humane Society and some local law enforcement officers also gained certification through the course.

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