VDT incorporates video into animal shelter tour report

Guess they thought a good time to start in-line YouTube video was when they could show kitties and puppies. Hey, if that gets the VDT doing video, I’m for it!

David Rodock wrote 26 May 2011, Tour of the Lowndes County Animal Shelter

As promised at Tuesday’s Lowndes County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Lowndes County Animal Shelter (LCAS) allowed the public the opportunity Wednesday afternoon to get a behind-the-scenes look at the facility that has recently come under fire.

Employees, both past and present, have accused several shelter employees of inhumane treatment of animals, the mishandling of tranquilizers and illegal operating procedures.

At least two of the speakers at the commission earlier in the day took the tour: Jessica Bryan Hughes and Judy Havercamp.

One of the visitors summed it up:

“I think that there’s a lot of questions that need to be cleared up,” said Haverkamp. “The commissioners need to clean house and do their job. As far as how they keep this place, I’ve never heard anything bad, that part’s good. I’m just curious about the timing of this walkthrough. It seems kind of strange. The allegations really have nothing to do with the shelter itself, but more to do with the operators. Taxpayers pay these salaries and we have a right to know what’s going on here.”

More in the next post.


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