WRAL Investigates

Troubled Montgomery County Animal Shelter improving

Posted February 5, 2014

A new report shows the troubled Montgomery County Animal Shelter has passed inspection after several failed attempts.

The shelter was the focus of a WRAL Investigates story last year that examined living conditions for animals, as well as the shelter’s extremely high kill rate. In 2011, the shelter euthanized 100 percent of cats and 98 percent of dogs that were brought there.

The shelter failed two inspections last year, but officials said improvements were being made. It appears those improvements happened, including new dog enclosures to better protect animals from the elements, according to the inspection report from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture

Shelter managers also modified cages to prevent cross-contamination from waste and water, and they are working on sealing concrete cracks and adding a cat house.


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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Feb 5, 2014

    It's a shame when anyone or any organization has to be shamed into doing what is best and right!!!

    Glad this pound (shelters provide safety) is improving, but it - and many NC pounds have a long way to go in ensuring everything with a beating heart is safe within them.

  • Obamacare rises again Feb 5, 2014

    Shelter? It should be renamed a slaughter house.

  • HereswhatIthink Feb 5, 2014

    I am glad they are making improvements but I don't think they have heat and these animals are still suffering!!

  • A person Feb 5, 2014

    I hear they are getting ready to build a cat house. Now that will be interesting to see