3 on Your Side: Brookhaven Chief Defends Dog Pound - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

02/29/08

3 on Your Side: Brookhaven Chief Defends Dog Pound

By Bert Case
bert@wlbt.news

The dog pound in Brookhaven is at the city dump east of downtown. We had complaints about it's condition from a woman who agreed to meet us at the train station in Brookhaven to talk on camera, but she didn't show up and wouldn't answer her phone when we called her back.

There were some dirty dog pens, but it did not appear the dogs were starving. Brookhaven Police Chief Pap Henderson, who is in charge of the dog pound escorted us to the facility and admitted it needed work but assured us one full-time person was in charge of it and fed and watered the dogs there regularly.

"We are doing the best that we possibly can, at this particular time to take care of all these animals in the city of Brookhaven. Those dogs are fed seven days a week," said Chief Henderson.  "I have an animal control officer that works five days a week. I pay him to come in Saturday and Sunday to feed and water those dogs." 

The chief admits the dog pound in Brookhaven needs improvement, and he is trying to get the money to make those improvements and increase the staff. A new tin roof has been installed since Hurricane Katrina. 

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