Mayor says he won’t resign over animal shelter protests
CAMDEN (AP) — The mayor of Benton County says he plans to stay in office despite calls for his resignation from citizens who say he’s been dishonest about the conditions at an animal shelter.
Mayor Jimmy Wiseman was in charge Friday when a dozen dogs were found dead at the Benton County Animal Shelter.
Police say 25 more puppies had exposure to disease and malnutrition from neglect and had to be euthanized.
Wiseman told The Jackson Sun he visited the shelter at least once a week and didn’t notice anything unusual. The mayor says the accusations are a personal attack by a small group of people who want the shelter removed from his control.
Police are considering charges against shelter employees and the mayor.
Published in The Messenger 1.16.08