Animal Control Department still here

Robert Blackford/Editor

Pink slipped one moment, a six-month stay the next.

"We are here for now," said Mercer County Animal Control Officer Chris Brewer.

She and members of her department were pink slipped by the county Friday, Jan. 16 then told they would be given a six month stay with a reevaluation at the end of that time.

"It will all work out," said Brewer. "I didn't give that slip a second thought. I think its going to work out in the end."

Brewer's department is small with two full-time people and two part-time. "The head of our department Dr. Wicks didn't have any idea it was coming," said Brewer.

The county has been experiencing financial difficulties since the end of November.