Felony Charges Likely In Animal Shelter Investigation
Felony charges may be brought in a Guilford County Animal Shelter case. According to Sheriff BJ Barnes, his office began an investigation into the shelter last month regarding complaints of animal cruelty and the potential misappropriation of money, including county funding and public donations.
At the center of the controversy is the United Animal Coalition, a Greensboro-based nonprofit that ran the shelter from October 1998 until last month, when the state revoked the organization's license.
The News and Record reports that decision came after a detailed investigation by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, which found that the organization had routinely failed to provide humane care to the animals in its custody. The shelter is currently being operated by the county.