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Residents speak out about animal control issues at Quincy city council

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Some Quincy residents want answers regarding the city's animal control issues.

This comes in response to the case of a yellow lab that was removed from its owner back in January.  Now, residents are expressing their concerns about that animal, and asking what the police department plans to do in the future.

Dozens of residents packed the city council chambers Monday night, and several got up to voice their specific concerns. Some said the situation with the yellow lab was out of hand.

"I almost cried because that dog was in such bad shape that I was hoping that it would pass away or someone would take it," Gary Daggett said.

"I don't think the people of Quincy or the animals should live like that," Jennifer Davidson said.

Others called on the police department to be proactive in the yellow lab case and Police Chief Rob Copley says, that's exactly what he's working on now.

"I have referred that case to the state's attorney's office for prosecution, waiting to hear back on that," Copley said. "I am looking into how this all played out, how it happened, what was being done. I do know there was a plan, people have said there wasn't a plan, but there was a plan and it was being followed."

So far, no animal control ordinances have been proposed to Quincy aldermen.

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