The Leaf Chronicle reports on a couple of incidents which happened in May at the Montgomery Co pound in Clarksville, TN:
A litter of kittens was found rolling around one of their dead siblings, which had been there for hours if not days. The full litter and their mother had to be put down.
Also in May, a litter of “four puppies were found sitting in the drain covered in fecal matter.” One of the puppies died.
Local advocates say these are not isolated incidents but part of a pattern of neglect at the pound. The director, Tim Clifton, defends the pound’s care of pets:
“This is not a 5-star doggy hotel,” Clifton said. “We’re an animal control facility.”
Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers has indicated that she would investigate claims of neglect but stands by Clifton, on the job for the past year, and says he’s improved things greatly. …
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