By Laura Crosio
The town of Archer Lodge official swore in their first animal control officer, thanks to a partnership with the Town of Clayton.
Clayton’s Animal Control Officer Angela Lee was officially sworn in by Archer Lodge Mayor Mike Gordon on Monday.
Both towns recently agreed Lee would serve a dual role to provide animal control and related education to the entire area. Her duties will include placement of traps for capturing roaming canines and feral cats and the transport of trapped and collected animals to the Johnston County Animal Shelter
Lee, a lifelong Johnston County resident, has 15 years of service with the Town of Clayton and places a strong emphasis on public education.
“I look forward to helping the citizens of Archer Lodge,” said Lee.
Archer Lodge residents needing animal control services are to call 911. Calls for neighbor complaints or education should dial 919-553-4611.
After hours on-call availability will not be offered but will be handled by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office or Johnston County Animal Control.
“We are so grateful to have a sister town that’s willing to work with us and understand our issues and help us out with our animal control issues,” said Mayor Gordon.
Archer Lodge will pay Clayton on a per trip basis and has budget up to $18,000 for these services until June 30th, 2016.