Sheriff Tony Burns said that in 2007 animal control was cut from the county's budget.
That's not the only issue.
"The other thing that we have going against us is that there are no shelters in Carroll County. So the issue becomes, even if we could pick the dogs up, where would we take them and who would pay for it?" asked Sheriff Burns.
If you are thinking at this point in the story, "At least things can't get any worse" - sorry, thanks for playing:
Willoughby [the owner] said if no one can take the dogs today, she will have them euthanized.
This is a sad situation where a set of unfortunate circumstances have led to a group of dogs suffering in a yard all year and ultimately, likely being killed. We are, I believe, a humane society. Can't we do better for those who rely upon us completely for their care?