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Orange Commisioners Consider Evaluation Of County Animal Protection Society

Posted October 29, 2002

— Orange County commissioners are considering hiring a national organization, like the Humane Society, to evaluate the county's Animal Protection Society.

Among other things, critics want information on how the group is spending its money.

County leaders heard from both sides during a meeting in Chapel Hill Monday evening.

"There are serious questions about how APS is managing its money, the claims it's making to raise money, and the integrity of current leadership," said Judith Reitman of the Committee for APS Reform.

"The board's goal is to dispel this, and if the only way to dispel this is to have an outside evaluation, then bring it on," said Pat Beyle of the Orange County APS board of directors.

APS leaders said they will go along with an evaluation, but are concerned about the cost and the amount of time it would take.

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