Metro Council reviews animal shelter report

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Posted: Nov 14, 2012 10:27 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Nov 14, 2012 10:27 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Baton Rouge Animal Shelter, Companion Animal Alliance, CAA, Metro Council

BATON ROUGE- Leaders of a non-profit running the animal shelter told Metro Council there's nothing awry at the facility.

City leaders asked Companion Animal Alliance to talk about issues others have reported about the shelter. Allegations include neglect and mistreatment of animals and bad management.

A report by the city's animal control department supported some accusations made by former employees at the shelter.

The report also looked into the possibility that non-qualified employees performed veterinary procedures and even euthanized animals. The Board of Veterinary Medicine is looking into those allegations, but until the findings are released shelter board member Christel Slaughter said CAA will revise the way it operates.

"We have a veterinary advisory committee to tell us what are the responsibilities that only vets can perform," she said Wednesday night.

The shelter is in line to receive more than a $100,000 in additional funding. City leaders said they wanted to make sure any money the shelter gets goes to the correct care of the animals.

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