The Olympian has a very interesting article about animal control in rural areas of Thurston County:
Now, Animal Services responds to cases in which an animal threatens or bites a person, and in cases of suspected animal abuse or neglect. But for cases in which pets or livestock are attacked by other animals, county residents must call the sheriff’s office.
With two agencies handling animal complaints, residents already aren’t sure whom to call, county staff members warned.
The county’s new hire will likely address some of the problems now handled by sheriff’s deputies and problems Animal Services stopped addressing in 2003 such as barking dogs and animals destroying property.