Belton Welcomes Full-Time Animal Control Officers for Enhanced Service
Published on November 01, 2023
Belton is proud to announce the addition of two Full-Time Animal Control Officers, Sara Spease and Brad Wicklander, to the city's dedicated team. Starting on November 19, 2023, they will begin their work in a 12-hour rotation, ensuring comprehensive coverage from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week. Additionally, they will be available on-call after hours as needed to provide essential support to the community.
These newly appointed Animal Control Officers are committed to enhancing the well-being of our pets and the community. Here's a comprehensive list of the services they will provide:
1. Catching and Trapping:
Sara and Brad will handle the capture and safe trapping of loose dogs to ensure the safety of both the animals and the community.
They will investigate cases related to animal neglect, abuse, dangerous dogs, and dog bites, working to uphold the safety and welfare of all animals.
3. Rabies Quarantines:
The officers will oversee and manage quarantines related to rabies, ensuring the health of both animals and humans.
4. Responsible Disposal:
They will responsibly collect and dispose of deceased animals found on city property, ensuring proper handling.
Sara and Brad will actively work towards reuniting lost pets with their owners, ultimately reducing the need for shelter intake.
6. Addressing Complaints:
They will address complaints related to animal noise and waste issues, promoting a peaceful and clean environment for all residents.
7. Rescue Operations:
In cases of sick, injured, or endangered lost/stray animals, our officers will be there to provide immediate rescue and support.
8. Resource Provision:
They will offer valuable resources for medical support, food, supplies, and provide free or reduced-cost vaccination clinics.
9. Support in Crisis:
Sara and Brad will assist pet owners facing challenging situations, including those dealing with incarceration and evictions.
10. Education and Outreach:
Promoting humane education and community outreach to foster a more compassionate and responsible pet ownership.
11. Community Cat Programs:
They will actively support community cat programs, specifically Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) initiatives.
For any assistance or inquiries related to these services, residents can contact animal control at 816-331-5522. With these expanded and comprehensive services, the City of Belton reiterates its unwavering commitment to the well-being of our pets and the community as a whole. Thank you, Sara and Brad, for your dedication and service to our city!