Letter to the Editor: Animal control officer to the rescue

Published 9:30 am Friday, March 8, 2024

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To the editor:

Recently,we let our two Great Danes out for a brief run.  Only one returned, and we initiated a search. The dog returned around 2 a.m. with a large trap on her paw. She had managed to pull the stake on the trap from the ground and drag the heavy trap and chain through the woods.

As we were unable to remove the trap from the dog’s paw, my wife called the Davie County Sheriff’s Department and requested an animal control officer. The communication personnel were extremely helpful and immediately called an ACO who was off duty.  Deputy Stramey arrived shortly, despite being awakened from his warm bed, and quickly and expertly removed the trap from the dog’s leg. Despite the intense pain the dog endured, Deputy Stramey was able to calm her so that she permitted him to do his job.

My wife and I are deeply indebted to Deputy Stramey and all of the fine deputies of the Davie County Sheriff’s Department. “Cudos” to Sheriff J.D. Hartman for having personnel such as Deputy Stramey serving the county.      

Barbara and Barry Owens