Update On Animal Control Case


A follow-up to a story we brought you yesterday about a Coffee County Animal Control worker accused of allegedly shooting and killing a dog without following proper procedure:
Animal Control officer Charlie Brown filed a police report with the Manchester Police Department concerning the dog’s owner, Bryan Pennington. The report of intimidation states that Pennington and Brown had a verbal altercation Tuesday morning. Brown says in the report that Pennington made “threats to do bodily injury” to Brown. The animal control officer says Pennington said he would “beat him up” and told him “this is small town and you can’t hide”.
One local media oulet falsely reported that Pennington was charged in the case, but according to Manchester Police Commissioner Ross Simmons, NO charges have been filed.
Pennington told WMSR News that he does not want to see Brown lose his job. His hope is that the Coffee County Animal Control will reconsider the way they euthanize animals by not shooting them.
The Coffee County Animal Control falls under the county government’s Health and Welfare Department and is funded by the county. A committee will meet Monday (June 18) on the issue of the dog being killed beginning at 5pm.