Fired Madison animal control officer allegedly shot dogs, cats

Canton Police Chief Vickie McNeill would not confirm the number of carcasses and suspected manner of death.

“I will not discuss any specifics, but we have some animals that are dead,” McNeill said Wednesday.

Alonzo Esco has been accused of mishandling animals, McNeill said. Esco served as a shared animal control officer for Canton and the county for three years. His salary was not immediately available.