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State Inspector Checks Lyons Animal Shelter
Monday, 24 January 2011

January 24--  A state inspector says he finds no wrongdoing by the Lyons Animal Shelter in connection with the euthanization of 77 dogs last Thursday.

Prompted by complaints to the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Animal Protection Section, Inspector Tommy Sheffield inspected the Lyons shelter Monday where he talked with shelter manager Michael Caraway.

Sheffield said shelter records show that some of the dogs had been at the shelter since last July.  

Meanwhile, Therisa Ingley of the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society talked with a Savannah television station Monday and reported SOAPS filed a complaint with the Lyons Police Department alleging that:

*  an unlicensed veterinarian performed the euthanizations in violation of state law.

*  dogs were not held a minimum of three days before being killed as required by a Lyons city ordinance.

*  the shelter is not keeping proper records on the dogs.

*  the remains of the dogs were improperly disposed of.

 

 
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