Robeson animal shelter case goes to court

A puppy at an animal shelter
May 7, 2010 6:22:37 AM PDT
A case involving the euthanization of dogs at the Robeson County Animal Shelter is going to court Friday.

An animal welfare advocate is trying to turn a temporary injunction against the Robeson County shelter into something more permanent. The injunction was issued last week and prevents the shelter from killing animals after steps toward an adoption start.

Animal advocate Susan Barrett says dogs have been put down after groups told the shelter they were interested in adoption.

Health Director Bill Smith says he's not certain if the groups actually will pick up the animals.

The shelter's practices have been a topic of discussion lately because of an old video that resurfaced on YouTube and complaints that were posted on Governor Beverly Purdue's Facebook page.

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