No food or water, crammed in filthy cages, sick and dying. These are a few of the photos taken at the Tri County Animal Shelter in Albany, KY and posted on Facebook. Warning: There are additional photos and some videos at the links. They are very disturbing and some appear to show dead animals.
If animals were suffering in these conditions at a citizen’s home, HSUS and/or ASPCA would be there with their logo jackets on, media in tow, bringing animals out for the cameras (before dumping them on the local rescue community after they got their fundraising ops). I have been checking online since these photos were posted and have seen no reporting on this so-called shelter. HSUS and ASPCA will never go there with the media and remove the animals because they enable this behavior and call us troublemakers when we demand the workers do their jobs. They tell us to bring them cupcakes in appreciation for the work they do. Fuck their worse than useless platitudes.
Contact Clinton Co. Tell them to treat this emergency situation in their shelter exactly as they would if animals in these conditions were found in a citizen’s home. The animals need immediate vet care and charges must be brought against those responsible for the neglect and abuse:
Clinton Count Judge Executive Office
Richard C. Armstrong
The idea that a meeting could be held and changes proposed is unacceptable in this situation. This is a life and death emergency. The animals need help NOW and the people responsible need to be put in the back of a police car and taken to jail. This is institutionalized animal abuse, paid for by taxpayers, and overseen by Clinton Co officials. Shame on all of them.