February 16, 2013

Larue County Losing Contract with Taylor County to House Stray Animals

An agreement to house animals from Larue, Casey, Russell and Green counties by the Taylor County animal shelter will end in 45 days, as a decision to stop the Taylor County animal shelter from being a place to adopt animals will end.

That means the public will no longer have access to the Taylor County animal shelter, which will now be a holding shelter used to temporarily hold animals until they are transferred to other counties in the area.

As for stray animals found in Taylor County, there is no contract in place at this time for the housing of those animals.

The reasoning for the change, according to Executive Judge Eddie Rogers, who sponsored the change, is to save hundreds of thousands in taxpayer dollars.

Opponents of the move claim the decision was made in order to conceal records at the shelter, which the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) alleges reveal practices that were improper concerning missing dogs, and other irregularities.

Rogers denied there has been any attempt to hide the alleged mistreatment of animals or that there have been animals that are missing.

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