By the start of the month of December, Hamblen County will have new animal control officers tending to animal control issues, such as stray and animal surrender situations. The new division will be formed, replacing animal control work done by Morristown Hamblen Humane Society personnel, who are removing themselves from those situations.
The county is looking to purchase a vehicle for the work. The county’s newly created animal control officers will be training through November with current Humane Society animal control officers. The county’s finance committee earlier this week approved spending more than $213,000 to create the new animal control division.