Sheriff’s office confirms Spencer County Animal Shelter froze kittens to death

In Spencer County, Indiana, an investigation has been launched this weekend after a former employee, Bridgett Wilson 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 TriState News, on Monday afternoon, Spencer County Sheriff’s Office Detective Chris King stated four live kittens were placed in the freezer during one of the incidents as reported by Wilson. At this time it is unknown how many animals were euthanized this way. King and Spencer County Deputy Prosecutor Tom Pulley stated an investigation will be taken over by the state, and it is likely the Indiana State Police will continue to investigate the disturbing allegations.

Bridgett Wilson had been hired to help the animals at the shelter, and working with the animals 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.

On another occasion, she was ordered to put a live kitten that had been hit by a car into the freezer. Bridgett refused both times, and even though she brought the complaints to board members, nothing was ever done.

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7 replies
  1. Gizmos Mommy says:

    Put that skank maggot whore christina in a freezer until “its” lower lips freeze and drop off and “its” dead. No mercy.

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  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    What the HELL : INDIANA apparently with the diverse population of Religious Sects ( that are cruel and treat their animal’s in the most inhumane fashion and YES get by with it) may actually have to take ACCOUNTABILITY for the diabolic and downright EVIL and HORRIFIC FASHION they are EUTHANIZING animal’s in NEED!!! I APPLOD the SHERIFF and HIS DEPARTMENT in do an investigation and BEING UPFRONT with SOCIETY at large… THERE needs to be INDITEMENTS issued to the board of directors overseeing this and maybe other shelters along with the immediate dismissal of the DIRECTOR and the reporting of any and all veterinarian’s involved in this Totally unorthodox type of KILLING (MURDERING MORE OR LESS) innocent animals in Need!!!

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  3. Johnna Gray says:

    A CIVILIZED NATION!!
    THAT PIECE OF SHIT BITCH BETTER
    LOSE HER JOB AND BE BLACKLISTED
    FROM ANY JOB THAT PLACES THE
    WELFARE OF ANIMALS IN THE HANDS OF THAT HEARTLESS BITCH.
    DISPICABLE,DISGUSTING AND INHUMANE!!!! IT MAKES ME SICK!!!
    THAT BITCH SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL AND ANY OF THOSE SHELTER WORKERS WHO FOLLOWED HER FUCKING ORDERS SHOULD GO TO JAIL ALSO.HOW IN THE HELL COULD SOMEONE ACTUALY DO THAT TO A DEFENSELESS ANIMAL!!
    COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!!
    I HOPE YOU DIE A HORRIBLE DEATH CHRISTINA PAYNE!
    YOU FUCKING WHORE!

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