September 18, 2010
Dare County Animal Control Center
Dare County Commissioners
Manteo, North Carolina 27949
To Whom It May Concern:
I just read a "help wanted" ad in our local newspaper requesting applications for the job of an Animal Care & Control Officer for Dare County. As a taxpayer and an avid animal rights advocate,
And, it disturbs me more, knowing of the posh salaries paid some higher ups in Dare County government, some of whom I wouldn't entrust the care and/or capture of any animal, even if they wanted
the job. Anger aside, this is ridiculous.
If we can raise taxes in this county at a time when people are hurting financially, we should be able to pay decent salaries in our animal control office. This matter should be looked into and, if it is necessary,
make a budget amendment to add a couple of thousand dollars into the Dare County Animal Control budget. It will be better spent there than sending one of our county commissioners to Reno, Nevada for a weeks vacation.
Southern Shores, NC 27949
Full time, year round career opportunity. $10.50 per hour, plus health/life benefits. Requires reliable and consistent individual. Animal handling and/or law enforcement background helpful, but not necessary.
Record keeping skills, customer service skills, investigation of complaints, animal care, after hour emergencies, etc. etc. (see ad for more details).