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No Kill Shelter exposed as allegedly lying and killing dogs

P8010053_thumb By Tamara | July 19, 2012 | Comments (6)

Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter

Pet guardians would drive hundreds of miles to a small humane society in north Georgia because they thought they were saving dogs' lives, but a news team from Fox5 I-Team went undercover and investigated the shelter and found exactly the opposite was true.

The dogs brought in under a program called "Lucky Dogs", are supposed to be guaranteed by the shelter not to be euthanized in exchange for money up front.

For $100 to $140, dog owners could guarantee their dog at the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter will not be euthanized. The shelter even sends out an email announcing when a "Lucky Dog" has been adopted.

However, when the news team investigated, an employee, who was asked to resign after the news story was aired, revealed much of it was a lie. Healthly, adoptable dogs in the Lucky Dogs program were, in fact, being euthanized, some just within days after arriving at the shelter.

The reporters were even more shocked when they suspected two healthy dogs they saw when they arrived at the shelter were put down just hours later. The news team confronted the shelter director who denied the allegations. The Sherrif's department has noww opened a criminal investigation into the shelter, which also is responsible for running County Animal Services.

Click here for Part 2 of the Investigation.



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Comments on this Article

Unbelievable how sick can these people be. How dare they claim to be a no kill shelter and they're not. They should all be put in prison for life but I'm surew it will be a slap on the wrist. The other people are right this just ruins it for the real no kill shelters!
Seriously? You disgust me! HOW can you call yourself a no-kill shelter? I work with a no-kill shelter, and it is exactly what is states...NO KILL. Maybe now with this exposure, it will cause people to REALLY scrutinize these no kill shelters and make them hold to a standard. This is just senseless. No mercy in this case. I hope the directors life is ruined over this now that she is exposed.
Oh my gosh ... :( That's so horrible. Those people need the same treatment - and worse! >:c
CRIMINAL!!!!!!!!!!! LOCK THE DIRECTOR UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!!! While your at it forget about her food and water!
Why am I NOT surprised? These people are in it for a profit and spoil it for the legitimate shelters who really CARE about animals. I hope this will bring more attention to these attrocities but I doubt if it will...people are greedy and will do anything for money!
Criminals! They are the ANIMALS!!! Please, dear Lord, let them have the same fate as those poor, innocent creatures!
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