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Robeson shelter allowed to resume euthanizing animals

Posted January 26, 2011 11:48 a.m. EST
Updated January 26, 2011 12:20 p.m. EST

— State regulators have reached an agreement with the Robeson County Animal Shelter to allow the facility to once again euthanize animals.

The Animal Welfare Section of the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services two weeks ago ordered the shelter to halt all euthanasia after a live puppy was found dumped at a nearby landfill.

Animal advocates have expressed concern for years about the shelter's euthanasia practices.

Under a consent agreement with the state, the shelter will pay a $1,000 fine and will submit a list of certified veterinarians who will perform euthanasia services at the facility.

If the shelter fails to follow all state rules for the next 12 months, it will face another $1,000 fine as part of the consent agreement.