This afternoon, concerned citizens will meet with county officials to discuss allegations of wrongdoing by ACOs at the Cumberland Co Animal Shelter in TN. Allegations include:
- ACOs picked up a badly injured dog in need of veterinary care and placed him in a kennel, causing him to suffer without treatment for hours until a shelter volunteer found him.
- Multiple shootings of dogs running away from ACOs or hiding beneath cars.
- The shooting of a kenneled dog named Brutus who was slated for adoption.
Then there’s this troubling story from a pet owner:
Pat Wilkins says her dog, “Abby,” was picked up by Cumberland County Animal Control after fireworks scared her away from home.
“I went to the animal control office and left a picture of her,” said Wilkins. “By the time I got home, he called me and said he picked her up, took her to the shelter, but I couldn’t pick her up for three days because they were closed.”
Before Wilkins could pick Abby up, she says the dog escaped, and was found dead along the highway.
Area residents wishing to attend the meeting should go to the Large Courtroom at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Crossville today at 4:30pm.