The Clayton Police Department has one animal control officer who addresses both animal control and assists with code enforcement issues.
We have seen a marked increase in the number of stray cats in town and have begun to concentrate on educating the public in regard to spay and neuter programs as well as more common sense approaches to managing the problem. We have found that many of our citizens identify strays and begin to feed them. This has attracted large numbers of strays to certain areas of town.
The primary focus of our animal control program is to achieve voluntary compliance with state and local law. For this reason we constantly focus our attention on education and have made only 5 charges during 2006.
In 2008 Animals picked up included 325 dogs and cats in addition to sheep, chickens, geese, neglected pet snakes; problems regarding raccoons, opposums, deer, and even livestock have also been addressed.
For more information, call Animal Control Officer Angela Lee at 919.553.4611.