Posted: Friday, July 20th 2012 at 2:17pm
GBI investigates animal shelter practices
By Marc Eggers Staff
An investigation has begun into the practices of a Rabun County animal shelter.
"We've started an investigation of the Boggs Mountain Humane Society," explained Rabun County Sheriff's Department Lt. Jack Tanksley. "Right now it has been turned over to the GBI"
According to a report by Fox5 News, the Society claims to be a no "kill-shelter" - with patrons who pay for that guarantee - but was arranging for dogs and cats to be euthanized.
According to the organization's website, "Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter, Inc. is a No Kill agency. Our mission is to stem the tide of unwanted and abused animals in northeast Georgia, through sustainable programs of Education, Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Adoption, Return of lost animals to their owners, and Transfer of animals into coalition No Kill partners."
The website says they use a 9,457-square-foot facility situated on 3.71 acres abutting U.S. Forest Service land on East Boggs Mountain Road in Tiger.
The property is owned by Rabun County and is leased to the Shelter for $1 per year.
The shelter opened its doors in August, 2004.
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