Cobb Animal Control changes name

No longer known as Cobb County Animal Control, Cobb County Animal Services is more reflective of the services offered such as “Superior Pets for Patriotic Vets” that, so far, has provided 22 free dogs and cats to qualified veterans. Courtesy of Cobb County

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No longer known as Cobb County Animal Control, Cobb County Animal Services is more reflective of the services offered such as “Superior Pets for Patriotic Vets” that, so far, has provided 22 free dogs and cats to qualified veterans. Courtesy of Cobb County

Cobb County Animal Control now will be known as Cobb County Animal Services.

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Jan. 9 to approve the name change.

This change “will provide a more positive image and representation of the department,” said Cobb Public Safety Director Sam Heaton in a Jan. 9 memo to Cobb County Manager Rob Hosack.

“Animal Control implies that the services are primarily enforcement. However, other services that are offered include rescues, adoptions, education and community affairs,” Heaton added.

Minimal costs will be involved since the name change for vehicles and uniforms will be transitioned when the items are replaced.

Funding for a new electronic-messaging sign outside of the shelter (1060 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta) will be brought back to the commissioners at a later date for their consideration.