Animal shelter under investigation

Shelter Being Investigated For Cruelty For Dog Who Apparently Died Without Care

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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16 replies
  1. vicki hood says:

    Inexcusable. You do realize this happens on taxpayer monies. Therefore we have the right to fire this person , excuse me–so called person. Sumpter county sucks. The mayor, council people, judges, DAs everyone needs to jump on punishment for this scum that allowed an innocent to suffer this way. Keep us posted. We want ACTION.

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  2. Mary Ann Clark says:

    Put them all in prison for life or better yet give them the death penalty! This is genocide and at the very least a conspiracy to commit large scale municipal corruption!

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  3. Adrienne says:

    This information needs to be brought to their local newspapers or TV stations. The care of these animals should be first on their agenda and those who want to volunteer should be allowed to. What is there to hide?

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    Sometimes the shelters are more of a hindrance than a help for abandoned animals. I’m glad good people are bringing this shelter’s practices out in the open! It’s suspicious at best when they don’t allow volunteers in to see what is going on. By the sounds of it, this place in the very least needs new management, someone who will HELP the animals not just put them in a cage and forget!

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  5. pamela bolton says:

    If Sumter County Animal Services can’t do the job, SHUT THEM DOWN until you get someone in there that can do the job and do it right. Suppose you were one of those animals ignored for 3 days? Let the newspapers and local TV see what is going on in there and have them help SHUT IT DOWN. Shout it to the rooftops until someone listens.

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  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    Sumter County Animal Death Camp – hell, this place is NO way any shelter – it is nothing more than a death row and ALL employees, from the Director of Death to the bottom of the barrel staff should be fired. Their negligence and cruelty is deplorable and all of them are guilty in one form or another. These dogs deserve MUCH better than to be treated like trash – the only trash there is HUMAN.

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  7. Kristine says:

    This is absolutely disgusting! How can you work in that field & be so fucking cold hearted & cruel!!! EVERY employee should be held accountable & sentenced the MAXIMUM punishment for ignoring & neglecting care to that poor dog & every other animal that has suffered & lost their life in that Fucking HELL that’s suppose to helping, loving & taking care of EVERY animal!!
    I hope KARMA gets everyone that turned a blind eye 1,000,000 times over & they die a very slow, agonizing death ALONE IN HELL!! POS’s????????????????

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  8. sherry D. hadley says:

    What is with all this secrecy? They should have a transparent operation and why not let volunteers go there? This sounds very suspicious. They are definitely hiding how they are caring for these poor animals. What a shame that a shelter can once again let dogs down. Rules and regulations should be in place at all these operations or shut this bitch down if they can’t be accountable.

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  9. sonia says:

    I just don’t why humans abused these innocent animal, so disgusting and a coward act, stressing out on animal, justice will prevail, god is watching for these coward act these horrible humans are acting . This shelter should be closed, These shelter should be protecting them instead they are killing so heart breaking to watch

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  10. Darla says:

    RIP sweet dog. I’m sorry you suffered and that you died alone – scared and unloved. You’re with God now and He loves you and will love you forever. I’m in tears at what happened. What a hellhole place for an animal.

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