Task Force Looks Ways to Improve Animal Shelter


By Alabama News Network

Animal advocates say the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter has made improvements in recent months, but still has a long ways to go.

A task force, formed recently by Tuscaloosa County and the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, met on Monday to discuss ways of improving the shelter's operation.

Among the goals being explored by the task force: reducing the number of animals that are euthanized.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1pcHnrg) that most of the animals received in 2012 and 2013-- about 65 percent -- were killed.

Concern about the shelter's operation arose in 2013, after officials from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said kennels were not regularly cleaned, leaving animals to walk in their own excrement.

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