COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Columbus County Animal Control officers should be getting dart guns in a few months.
Animal Control Director Joey Prince said Monday night that the county's Board of Commissioners voted 7-0 in favor of the dart gun proposal. Dart guns would be used to help capture animals that avoid or don't trip traps set for them.
According to Prince, three guns at a cost of around $500 each will be used with ammunition costing around $250 per set
Prince said Monday the department will decide which guns will work best for them and after the officers complete training, the guns should be in use by July. Prince added that the training is not required, but that he thinks it's a good idea for his crew to have it.