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U.S. Humane Society Concerned About Wayne County Animal Shelter

Posted October 29, 2003 2:42 a.m. EST

— According to a new report by the

U.S. Humane Society

, the Wayne County animal shelter is a health risk.

County officials hired the U.S. Humane Society to review the county's animal control program, including the shelter. Its report said the 50-year-old shelter is a health and safety threat to the animals, staff and public.

The U.S. Humane Society believes the shelter is overcrowded, outdated and violates state health laws. It also recommends the county euthanize animals daily, and add exhaust fans and staff.