Thursday, March 8, 2012

Non-profit animal shelter accused of hoarding cats


ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A non-profit animal shelter is being forced to shut down amidst concerns the director is hoarding cats; but she already has plans to open a new shelter in the near future.

A York County judge gave Saint Francis Animal Rescue until March 18 to get rid of the more than 150 cats currently living there.  The tiny shelter had been flagged by Animal Control in 2011 after it received complaints about conditions and the number of cats being housed there.  St. Francis is a no-kill facility that allows cats to roam freely around the building.  No cages or crates are used. 
Animal Control agents said they inspected St. Francis several times over the past year, giving organizers specific instructions on how to meet set standards.  Monday, it was determined those standards were not met..." More & photos

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