Pound 84 Signs into Ground
Atlanta, GA - Animal lovers have not forgotten about the 84 feral cats that vanished under former shelter director Jere Alexander's watch. We imagine they have not forgotten about the missing dog named Beast either. On Sunday, protesters gathered outside the facility and banged 84 signs into the ground. When initially questioned, Alexander told officials the cats had been "released" though she could not provide spay/neuter records. Now management says the cats were given to a priest.
"Protesters gathered outside the Fulton County Animal Shelter Sunday to bring attention to cats that have gone missing from the facility. Protesters pounded signs into the grounds outside the shelter and each sign represented one of the 84 feral cats they say are unaccounted from the facility. When asked what became of the cats, shelter management said they were given to a priest in north Georgia to control a rodent problem. "I think your legal department has the information on that, so we should leave it at that," said David York of Fulton County Animal Services when asked what became of the cats."
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