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CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The Taylor County Animal Shelter is closing.
Animal activists released pictures of what they say are awful conditions inside the shelter. Taylor County SPCA says dogs are left in feces for days and the facility is a breeding ground for deadly diseases.
The county judge-executive announced today that the facility will no longer be a shelter. Instead, it will operate as a holding center where dogs and cats will be transferred to other county shelters after one day.
The judge executive says the shelter is closing because of constant public information requests from animal groups that cost $100,000 to produce. "We are here to save the taxpayers' money," he said, adding that the county wants to do the best it can in fulfilling its obligations to the animals.