Shelter employee claims she was ordered to put live kittens in freezer

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In Spencer County, Indiana, an investigation has been launched this weekend after a former employee stated she was ordered to put live kittens into the freezer at the Spencer County Animal Shelter to end their lives. The American Veterinarian Medical Association states hypothermia is both an unacceptable and inhumane method of euthanasia.

According to the the TriStateNews, Bridgett Wilson had been hired to help the animals at the shelter, and it had been her dream come true. Although she noted that there hadn’t been many efforts to adopt out pets or contact other rescues to help out, Wilson still thought she could make a difference. And then one day, Spencer County Animal Control Officer Christina Payne told her to put a live kitten in the freezer to euthanize it. She refused.

“The first time I was given an option to either just put it in a bag and put it in the freezer with no sedation, nothing because I’m not a vet. I don’t have the license to dog be able to do that,” Bridgett explained as to why she didn’t follow the order.

The second time, Bridgett was ordered to put another kitten into the freezer, and again she refused. She called the vet and volunteered to pay for the medical expenses for that kitten. When she brought her concerns to the board members, she was ignored. At that time Bridgett quit. Other volunteers who have come forward, under the conditions of anonymity state they are not surprised by the allegations.

More information will be made available as the investigation proceeds. The shelter has not responded to the allegations. The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office is expected to release more details today.

Read more news on the National Pet Rescue page here.

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13 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Bless Bridgett for standing up to them and refusing to do the unthinkable! What kind of monsters are running the Spencer County Animal Shelter? I hope they get to the bottom of this and either get some responsible people running it or shut it down!

  2. Gizmos Mommy says:

    WTF????? Well I’m not surprised. People are getting more dispassionate and colder by the day. They’re also getting more stupid every second, suffering from intellectual and compassionate anorexia.

    • BasedAmerican1 says:

      This is inhumane and very disturbing to say the least. I think that this facility needs to have a rude awakening.

  3. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    This is horrible!!! I cannot believe someone would tell someone else to put a live kitten in a freezer!!! Thank God she didnt. The o e who told her yo do it needs to be fired and the whole Shelter needs to be investigated. Stupid idiots.

  4. J. Martin says:

    Would love to put the POS who tried to make her do this .. in a freezer. lock it and let them freeze to death
    Because whoever it was .. is one SICK< TWISTED .. EVIL FUCK

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    EXCUSE ME !!! I THOUGHT INDIANA WAS A state not some THIRD WORLD BACKWARD and CRUEL NATION placed IN ERROR on the Continent of NORTH AMERICA where the UNITED STATES of AMERICA is located!!!! NOW EVERYONE who reads this site is GETTING the POINT as to WHY so MANY OF AMERICIA”S YOUTH are so “FUCKED UP IN THE HEAD” some of these employee’s , VETS , and BOARD MEMBERS that are EVIL, GOTHIC MONSTERS are their Parents!!! Our country is going to hell in a handbasket!!!

  6. Holli says:

    This is absolute madness for Christian Payne only someone who is insane psycho like her needs to be fired then locked up in jail maybe someone will freeze her butt while in prison. God will ask her why she did that? I wouldn’t want to be in Christian Payne shoes on
    judgement day?
    Bridgett Wilson thank you for standing up for these animals by reporting this and an act of Selfless and heart of gold by refusing to harm Gods precious animal creatures. You did the absolute right thing and I appreciate you. God bless you!

  7. Animal Advocate says:

    Hopefully someone has called the SC Department of AG, local undercover investigative news, Animal
    Defense Fund and law enforcement. This is illegal. The people that instructed the staff to do this need to be arrested. ( wish they would receive the death penalty in the same way)


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