Animal Shelter Accused Of Mistreating Dogs
They use taxpayer dollars, but an agency in Levy County is accused of doing the public a disservice.
Levy County Animal Services has been accused by non-profit animal agencies of treating dogs and cats inhumanely.
Save Our Florida Pets co-founder Devon Belanger claims the shelter puts down adoptable animals, refuses to work with rescue groups like her own and leaves pets out in the cold.
Recently the cold weather prompted more concern.
Levy County was given tarps, beds and blankets to help keep animals warm but groups say they are not always used.
Animal workers say Levy County has one of the highest kill rates of any shelter in North Central Florida, which attracts the attention of a lot of rescue groups.
Other animal groups have complained privately to TV20 but are afraid Levy County will no longer work with them, which is what happened to Save Our Florida Pets.
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