Fulton County Chairman John Eaves said the dog attacks like the one that killed 6-year-old Logan Braatz and injured 5-year-old Syari Sanders brought to light a potential need for more animal control services. For each of the past two years, the department has picked up more than 5,500 dogs.
The agreement that governs the arrangement between Fulton and its cities expires this year.
“It took a tragedy for us to start these conversations,” Union City Mayor Vince Williams said.
In Palmetto, Mayor Clark Boddie said, police are the first line of defense against animal calls. With such a small staff, “we aren’t expecting animal control to do any aggressive patrolling,” he said.