Dear North Tonawanda Residents,
I know there has been some confusion going on these past few days and I wanted to clear it up.
I regret to inform you all that I, Christine Hutten, am no longer your Dog Control Officer.
The decision was not mine to part ways with the city, but I feel in the end, the decision might be for the better.
The position is only up to 10 hours a week and on call 24/7. I already had a full time job upon being hired, in which the common council and police were well aware of. It was agreed that the police would handle calls while I was at my full time job.
Unfortunately, it was decided recently that due to a schedule change back in November 2017 at my full time job, I was unable to do my job as Dog Control Officer as well.
I will still continue to live my life for the animals as they are why I am alive. With that said, I would like to offer my professional assistance with any Wildlife needs you might have. I am a NYS licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and a licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. Please feel free to call me at (716)239-2710 with any Wildlife questions or concerns. You can also visit my Wildlife page at: https://m.facebook.com/Christines-Wildlife-Rehab-Education-and-Humane-Trapping-1678924018865872/
Until a new DCO is hired, please contact the North Tonawanda police at (716)692-4111 option 0 for any dog related issues in NT.
It truly was a pleasure serving you fine residents of North Tonawanda, and I wish the next DCO the best of luck.