“Modern progressive practice in animal shelters suggests that animals should only be euthanized if they pose a danger or because their condition or health so requires,” said Matthew Gray, state director of the Humane Society. , who advocated for animal rights at the General Assembly. and for more resources for the National Office of Veterinary Services, which inspects shelters.
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Inspection records for 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018, which the Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Services provided following a request from Daily Progress, show no significant findings of non-compliance. After a visit in April 2017, the chief veterinarian noted that the shelter had “ongoing protocols” to determine when an animal needed veterinary treatment.
According to a 2016 article in The Madison Eagle, Greg Cave, animal control officer and director of the Madison County shelter, told the board of supervisors that the shelter only tried to kill the animals when necessary, but added that he has limited space. Later that year, the board approved $ 5,000 for a spay and neuter program to try and tackle the growing cat population that often invaded the shelter, according to the minutes. Of the reunion.
According to Madison County website records, the shelter is only allowed to accommodate 22 dogs, three litters of puppies and 35 cats.