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#41 Feb 23, 2011
Oh yeah officer byrne, she is pretty scared
of the dogs you know. It takes a big person
to hide behind a citation book. And whats up
with that supervisor and the different color
hair. Thats professional! They just let anybody
work there these days.
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#42 Feb 24, 2011
oh yeah officer byrne, she is pretty scared
of the dogs, it takes a big person to hide
behind a citation book. and what is up with
that supervisor and her different colored
hair how professional is that. guess they
just let anybody in there these days.
So Not Surprised

Madison, TN

#43 May 20, 2011
Actually, having witnessed the kinds of people I've observed living in much of Knox county, the response suggesting that these individuals are "inbred" may seem plausible! It is quite a shock to see or converse with multiple individuals that reside in outlying areas of Knox county. It's like having Haiti right here. You witness blatent ignorance! I'm not one to advocate for more laws. But, having witnessed the moderate amount of social irresponsibility pervading here? I don't think educating these morons would help! That would take several generations to prove effective. They may benefit from caning (having lived in Singapore where it is unusually clean, this is just a suggestion)? They really shouldn't have children! Having spoke with some of them? It is truly a shame how stupid their children happen to be. I'll guess that education is just not on anyone's mind at all. The last thing these people need are pets. There's too many backwater types that believe it is perfectly okay to keep dogs on tie-outs, not vaccinate, not spay/neuter. It's really not a surprise that someone encountered rudeness through animal control. Sadly, I've dealt with animal control myself. I was not impressed. In the few experiences I've conversed with animal control officers, I witnessed unprofessional behavior suggesting to me that they need better training. I think animal control is too slack. They really need to enforce current regulations. I refuse to see negligence anywhere in my vicinity. Unfortunately, negligence is so bizarrely commonplace in Knox County. It is very strange! Excuse the generalizations I've made here. My comments do not apply to every single resident because I've certainy met quite a few really great people here too. However, Knox county does seem to contain a burdensome amount of socially irresponsible individuals that cause trouble for everyone else. It is a shame because this place has insanely beautiful landscape. IMO, don't muck it up!
tax payer

Franklin, TN

#44 Aug 25, 2011
What I am not understanding is how can a department head continue to do what they please
and never have repercussions. Knox county animal control is under the kcsd and there is also a new mayor, but everything is still ignored. It would seem someone is getting money in there pocket to keep her around.If you are representing a county department it would look like you would need knowledge of the job at hand, you would need to look like a professional and act like one as well.
Supervisor Bostick-Avery or corporal whatever she is calling her self these days.Either way you have wronged the public,the animals oh and also your employees.You can not party with one employee while yelling at the other. You can not act like everyone is beneath you because you don't like them personaly or because you feel threatend by them.The animals are the ones paying for such poor practice, when are they ever going to get people in there that care about there job and the reason they are there.We need someone in the position that is experienced with the job that can handle the livestock and the horses as well. Not bad mouth a group like horse haven then expect them to bend over backwards for you.There is so much that has been hide, and Tim Adams stepping out of it was the first good thing to happen. Now if the mayor and jj would open there eyes and dig a little deeper well maybe things could be cleaned up.
Knox County Resident

Nashville, TN

#45 Oct 18, 2011
I believe Knox County Animal control does a better job right now than what they done in the past.

Phone calls are answered, complaints are taken care of.
Marshine

Knoxville, TN

#46 Oct 21, 2011
The majority of these post are from a long time ago. I am glad to hear they are doing much better now, it was horrible for a while. At the beginning of summer a female officer came to my neighbors house looking for their dog that habitually runs loose. Now I will be the 1st one to admit that I hate that people let there dogs run and do whatever, however its my neighbors dog and I love him. Long story short, I go out there to the AC truck and ask her what she's doing and she tells me and gives me a description of the dog. I tell her there are no dogs fitting that description in our area and the big dummy took my word for it and left. She never 2nd guessed me and she never got out of her truck. For all she knew I could have been the owner and trying to lie. I would say that since their reviews are much better, that lazy lady is no longer there,lol. We can only hope I guess.
Knox County Resident

Franklin, TN

#47 Oct 21, 2011
I believe Knox County Animal control does a better job right now than they did in the past. A much better job at sitting all over the county. Phone calls may be answered but complaints, really. Complaints are only getting answered if they are
coming from restaurants. You see those trucks at Shoneys, cracker barrel, bojangles etc..hiding behind buildings, oh and when did the county start answering animal calls at Knoxville Center or were they just shopping during work hours in a company vehicle? Seriously, wouldn't you think KCSD would be more strict, you don't see the sheriffs dept
officers sitting around like you do animal control. Hmmmm cover up maybe. Maybe there are a few lucky souls out there that had there complaints answered but there are much more that are ignored.
Good Citzen

Knoxville, TN

#48 Mar 1, 2012
Former AC officer Cole is in the KC Jail now.
Tenesia

Mount Juliet, TN

#49 Apr 10, 2012
I just called Knox County Animal Control. I explained there are 3 different dogs running around my apartment. I don't live in a apartment complex and explained that to her. She was rude almost as soon as she answered the phone. I told her the dogs don't have a collars of any sort and DO NOT live in the apartments. I was told they could not take the dogs unless someone signed for them. I asked if I could and was told no I had to get my manager to do it. I explained we do not have a manager and was told the same thing. I ended up having to get someone to play manager to get the dogs removed. But just like stated before they are pretty rude and act like you are disturbing them when all your asking them to do is their job. I was cut off harshly when explaining what was going on and then a rude "Whats your address?" I hope I never have to deal with them again.
FYI

Hendersonville, TN

#50 Apr 14, 2012
Tenesia, when you call the animal control, you're calling the police dispatchers.
robin

Knoxville, TN

#51 Apr 16, 2012
Tenesia, You can also text or e-mail animal control.
FYI

Antioch, TN

#52 Apr 24, 2012
Dont know about former Officer Cole being in jail but did hear they finally got rid of Bostick one more to go what goes around comes around.
Knox County Citzen

Knoxville, TN

#53 Apr 30, 2012
Wow I havent heard about Bostick that is great they finally saw the truth I know someone else that needs to be worried the office snitch they say she is still up to her old tricks.
Observer

Hermitage, TN

#54 Apr 30, 2012
If I hadn't read Bostick-Avery was fired I would definitely think that tenesia's post was about her and not a dispatcher.She is a very rude, fake person and should not be dealing with the public.Oh and let me guess the office snitch could that be frankie byrne? So Much drama in that department, well if more effort was put into doing your job and less into getting out of it.Those two are a pair and out to get each other.
i know

Lenoir City, TN

#55 May 5, 2012
Officer Cole wrote:
I was just wondering if the nice person that thought I was so rude would be happy to call back with the complaint or were they an individual that was not going to give their name and by the way The complaint, you failed to state all the information ie could/did we help you or was it a service that was impossible to reach
ACO Cole
Never give your name to any officer of the law with a complaintof any kind against them remember something friends,police officers are the foot soldiers for the largest organized crime organization in the world. You tread on one of theirs and you got the whole darn force to deal with they'd throw your name and address out there and it would be upside down time for your world.When they got your number they got it and youd probably have more speeding tickets and traffice viloations <whether you did anything or not>than you could ever get out of. The one thing that every body forgets is these few things: They are not your friends. You and I pay them. They are employed by every tax paying citizen in their state. They were hired to protect you,but they could care less.And last but not least people need to pull together and fire these kind of cops it can be done.Learn all your rights and theirs they tread on you and walk on you and everybody else like door mats.
another who knows

Knoxville, TN

#56 May 7, 2012
i know wrote:
<quoted text>
Never give your name to any officer of the law with a complaintof any kind against them remember something friends,police officers are the foot soldiers for the largest organized crime organization in the world. You tread on one of theirs and you got the whole darn force to deal with they'd throw your name and address out there and it would be upside down time for your world.When they got your number they got it and youd probably have more speeding tickets and traffice viloations <whether you did anything or not>than you could ever get out of. The one thing that every body forgets is these few things: They are not your friends. You and I pay them. They are employed by every tax paying citizen in their state. They were hired to protect you,but they could care less.And last but not least people need to pull together and fire these kind of cops it can be done.Learn all your rights and theirs they tread on you and walk on you and everybody else like door mats.
You are so right about FORMER office Cole.Once DH was gone he had noone left to protect his sorry butt.

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Since: Dec 07

Knoxville, TN

#57 May 26, 2012
Wow, where the heck have I been for the past few years! So, Dave "Dick" Head, has been canned, eh!? Good, no, Great!!!!!!! You reap what you sow, you cruel fat bald bastard! What surely goes around comes around.
marshine81

United States

#58 May 26, 2012
Eva Estelle wrote:
Wow, where the heck have I been for the past few years! So, Dave "Dick" Head, has been canned, eh!? Good, no, Great!!!!!!! You reap what you sow, you cruel fat bald bastard! What surely goes around comes around.
He retired, should've been fired, but was allowed to break the same rules that other "lowly" county employees were fired for. Sadly he was allowed to continue to mooch off us taxpayers.
dog lover

Knoxville, TN

#59 Jul 10, 2012
https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForTheo
If Knox County Animal Control ignored this dog and all the people that were trying to help they should be investigated for not doing what they are being paid to do which is help animals that cannot help their self. I had "assumed" that under the KCSD they would be more professional and not so sorry like they have been in the past.
Knox County Resident

Knoxville, TN

#60 Sep 4, 2012
To become more professional they are going to have to get rid of the ones that do not know how to do the job.They went from one supervisor (or corporal as they are called now)to another one that has no idea what to do.If something is not done about this department who is to say many other animals will not end up in the same situation, or have they already but the public just isn't aware. They need to hire people with knowledge of all animals,laws and with good people skills.

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