STRATFORD - Residents are concerned about a plan by the Town of Stratford to eliminate animal control officer positions, saying it would place the public in danger.

The new budget plan would eliminate three animal control officer positions, saying that tough times call for tough measures.

Animal advocates say the reductions will make it impossible for the remaining staff to capture rabid animals and control dangerous wildlife.

Town officials are emphasizing that budget cuts are across the board and are not just affecting this facility.