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Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said many animal producers are helping protect water supplies and the general public by participating in the county's dead animal removal service.
While Mattingly appreciates the participation, he also urged producers to make sure their animals are dead before requesting the service.
Recently, an animal that had been picked up woke up while inside the truck and tried to kick out the sides of the transport vehicle, Mattingly reported. Nelson County Animal Control had to be called to put the animal down when the vehicle arrived at the landfill.
"The county requires the animal owner to be responsible for verifying an animal's death," Mattingly wrote. "County workers will not euthanize the animals for the owner."