The Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina is facing fines for not following the state-mandated law of holding a dog and cat for 3 days before euthanizing. The shelter put a total of 15 pets down too soon. Sadly, there has been a long list of issues at this shelter.
After inspection by the state Department of Agriculture, the shelter received a fine of $4800 for a laundry list of problems. The fines started with the early euthanization of animals. During inspection, the remaining animals were found in poor condition.
The report described a Great Dane who was extremely emaciated, weighing only 56 pounds, with open wounds on his legs. The local News and Observer stated, “The shelter director told the inspector that shelter staff had not noticed the dog’s emaciated body condition or large sores on its legs that needed surgery, according to the notice.”
If the shelter does not pay the fine and fix all the issues listed in the report, they could lose their license.
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