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Animal shelter grows to meet demand - Thursday, 08/18/05
www.tennessean.com, 18 Aug 2005 [cached]
Debby Leddy, assistant director of Animal Control, said she's not surprised that the program outgrew its shelter in less than 10 years.
"It looked like it would hold so much," Leddy
Shelter swamped with 230 seized pets - Saturday, 01/24/04
www.tennessean.com, 24 Jan 2004 [cached]
"We found dogs in very unsanitary conditions and very crowded living conditions," said Debbie Leddy, assistant director of Williamson County Animal Control."At least three dogs were in imminent danger of dying."
One dog died yesterday morning and another was rushed to an animal hospital.
State law doesn't limit the number of animals a person can own, but it requires pet owners to properly care for the animals they have, Leddy
had received several complaints from neighbors about foul smells coming from the home over the past two years.
said animal control officers could not get a search warrant based solely on a neighbor's complaints about odors.
said the shelter also needs dog and puppy food, clean towels, shampoo and money.Donations may be sent to the shelter in care of Debbie Leddy
, 138 Claude Yates Drive, Franklin, Tenn. 37064.
Williamson dog shelter overrun with gifts - Monday, 01/26/04
www.tennessean.com, 26 Jan 2004 [cached]
But Debby Leddy, assistant director of Animal Control, said yesterday that the case could move forward today following a weekend of detailed examination and inventory of each animal taken.
"The No. 1 question we're getting is when can we adopt," Leddy
doesn't know because the dogs could be court evidence.
said the dogs were kept in and above the garage of the home, and that air quality readings in the house showed unsafe conditions there.
had received several complaints from neighbors about foul smells coming from the home during the past two years.
The case has generated a tremendous community response.
Rabid skunk raises worries in east county - Thursday, 08/01/02
www.tennessean.com, 1 Aug 2002 [cached]
"We know the dog had one shot in 2000, but we're not sure if that was the first inoculation or the second," said Debby Leddy, director of Animal Control."If it was only the first that would not be sufficient protection against the disease."
At least five dogs have had to be euthanized this year because they were not current on rabies shots.Leddy
said this was only the second skunk to test positive for rabies in that area, but suspects there are many more unreported cases.The 11th skunk to test positive this year was found on Burke Hollow Road, between Trinity and Nolensville.
The majority of rabid skunks have been found in the Spring Hill and Thompson's Station area.
"I've always thought there are just as many in" in the Nolensville/College Grove area, Leddy
said."Because this area is more rural the skunks aren't as visible.In Thompson's Station there are more buildings and houses and the skunks can be seen easier."
Because of the high number of rabid skunks reported in the county Animal Control
will offer several rabies clinics in the coming months.
Rabies clinics will be held on Aug. 31 at Fairview Middle School
, Sept. 28 at the College Grove Senior Center
and on Oct. 26 at Heritage Elementary School
A mobile clinic, reserved for people who can't bring their pets to the regularly scheduled clinics or to their own veterinarian, is available on Sept. 4th, 11th, and 18th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments must be scheduled with Leddy
by calling 790-5590 and must be reserved by Aug. 30.
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Cable week spotlights reading - Sunday, 10/06/02
vh80017.vh8.infi.net, 12 Jan 2002 [cached]
8:30 a.m. Williamson County Tails, new program with Animal Control's Debby Leddy
9 a.m. Williamson County Schools Band Exhibition featuring the half- time shows of all our high school marching bands
10:30 a.m. Brentwood Middle School ribbon-cutting
1 p.m. Get Fit Step
...1:30 p.m. Williamson County Tails, new program with Animal Control's Debby Leddy
2 p.m. Williamson County Schools Band Exhibition featuring the half time shows of all our high school marching bands
3:30 p.m. Brentwood Middle School ribbon-cutting
6 p.m. Get Fit Step
...6:30 p.m. Williamson County Tails, new program with Animal Control's Debby Leddy
7 p.m. Williamson County Schools Band Exhibition featuring the half time shows of all our high school marching bands
8:30 p.m. Brentwood Middle School ribbon-cutting