NEWS

Town receives more than 40 applications for Stoughton animal control officer

Allan Stein

More than 40 people have applied for the position of animal control officer after the previous officer was fired over the way she handled a missing dog report.

“I think that is a strong response,” said Town Manager Mark S. Stankiewicz, the hiring authority.

“I would say it’s the general economy” driving the response.

Meanwhile, former animal control officer Kristin Bousquet has sent a letter to the town manager asking him to reconsider her firing.

Bousquet was fired Oct. 30 after she allegedly lied about a missing 4-year-old female silky Yorkshire terrier to her owner, Janet Torren of Rochester.

Stankiewicz said he hopes to have the full-time animal control officer position filled in about two weeks. The job pays in the $30,000 to $40,000 salary range, he said.

The Enterprise