Tennessee town euthanizes nine dogs, even though rescuers were on the way
Activists say an animal shelter in Lewisburg, Tennessee, put down nine dogs even though officials knew rescue organizations were on the way to pick them up.
The activists held a protest in the town square of Lewisburg, demanding changes in how the local animal control department operates.
The protesters say Lewisburg’s city manager Tommy Engram last week ordered 13 animals to be put down at animal control, nine of which had rescue organizations on the way to claim them, NewsChannel 5 reported.
The animal shelter only holds about 20 dogs, but the protesters said it was only a matter of hours before rescuers would have been there.
“… We’ve been told multiple times that we are the crazy dog people, but we are. We are here for the dogs, and we aren’t going to let this go away,” said Ronnie Van Zandt, one of the protesters. “We want answers. We want to know why they put the dogs down; we want more transparency in their practices and procedures,”