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Animal Shelter Works on Improvements after Failed Inspection

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

A local animal shelter is working to make things right after failing an inspection by the Department of Agriculture.

One of the major things the Humane Society of Fremont County was cited for: Euthanizing animals in an inhumane manner that did not meet veterinary medical association guidelines.

The Department of Agriculture also wrote up the shelter for not always providing timely vet care for ill or injured animals.

KKTV 11 News spoke with one of the board members about the violations. Ruth Steimack said "What we are trying to do is come in compliance with kill sizes, with the operating room, with euthanasia procedures and with record keeping."

The inspection that the shelter just failed was actually a re-inspection. That was done in response to a number of issues the shelter was cited for back in June.

KKTV 11 News will follow up with the shelter to learn its progress at fixing the problems.


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