An animal shelter in Florida is being investigated by the local authorities for possible animal cruelty. The investigation was prompted by animal welfare advocates who have stated that they are fed up with the ongoing run around, closed door policy, and rumors of animal mistreatment, reports WFTV News.
The shelter at the center of the controversy is the Sumter County Animal Shelter – Angie Fox, who is part of the Shelter Reform for Sumter County, told WFTV:
“We put the report together because we’re not allowed to be volunteers. We’re not allowed to come in and see what’s going on. We were hearing rumors and finding things, like dogs that were being killed. We asked for documents but we’re not getting all the documents.”
On the Shelter Reform for Sumter County Facebook page, there are disturbing videos of alleged neglect, including a dog who was reported to have suffered for three days without veterinary care before dying, and another dog who was allegedly over-sedated for a heart worm test – that dog showed concerning neurological symptoms.
Those who are a part of the shelter reform group want more transparency from the people who are running the facility and answers to concerning questions about the welfare of homeless dogs and cats in the facility’s care.
Visit the Facebook page working for reform at this facility here.
"This dog laid like this for 3 days waiting for Sumter County Animal Services to get him vet care. He died before that happened. 3 days of suffering that SCAS allowed. Why?????"
Posted by Shelter Reform for Sumter County, Florida on Friday, August 18, 2017
From the shelter reform Facebook page, “This dog laid like this for 3 days waiting for Sumter County Animal Services to get him vet care. He died before that happened. 3 days of suffering that SCAS allowed. Why?????”
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