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Kitten found dead at local animal shelter

Kitten found dead at local animal shelter

Posted: Friday, July 2, 2010 5:55 am

A kitten was found dead this week at the animal shelter in Union City — marking the second time in just over a week that police responded to find dead animals.
A police officer reported he arrived at the animal shelter at 311 North Fifth St. about 9:30 a.m. Monday to do a check on the facility, which is done about every two hours during his shift.
Upon arriving, the officer saw a dead kitten outside the front gate to the shelter, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Police took photos and notified the shelter manager, who told police that all kittens were in cages in a trailer on site and could not have gotten out, according to the report. The manager further told police about a girl who had worked at the shelter from 3-11 p.m. Sunday and would have been the last person there.
Shelter personnel disposed of the kitten, police reported.
The officer also reported he had gone by the shelter several times Sunday and, according to his report, “there were no cars that I saw during the course of my shift nor any personnel outside working.”
On June 20, police received an afternoon call about a dog having a possible seizure outside the fence at the shelter, but when police arrived they could find no animal in distress outside the fenced area. After further investigation, a police report noted an animal was found dead in a pen inside the fence and a second dog was found dead inside the facility’s trailer in a cage. Shelter officials told police both animals had been sick.
Shelter officials said a volunteer had been there just over an hour earlier and had fed and watered all animals but that the dogs constantly turn over their food and water bowls. It was also noted that volunteers checked on the animals every two hours.
Published in The Messenger 7.1.10

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