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Thursday May 26th, 2016 11:18AM

Protesters target NE Ga. animal shelter over deaths

By The Associated Press
CLAYTON - Protesters want the board of directors to resign from a northeast Georgia animal shelter that promised not to kill pets but is accused of euthanizing several of them.

The protesters collected signatures on a petition in Clayton Saturday calling for the resignation of the board of directors overseeing the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter in Tiger. The shelter's former director has been fired and its board chairwoman has resigned.

Fox 5 Atlanta recently reported that the shelter ran a so-called "Luck Dog and Cat" program. By paying at least $100, animal lovers or people giving up pets could sponsor animals at the no-kill shelter. The money was supposed to cover veterinary treatments, making it easier for others to adopt those pets.

But documents show some of the pets were put down.
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