Published on February 19th, 2021 | by Oxford Police Department0
Local Law Enforcement Agencies Issue Statement Concerning Local Animal Shelter Complaints
On February 17, 2021, complaints were filed with the Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office in reference to events and procedures associated with the animal shelter.
The reports that were filed are in reference to complaints ranging from December 2018 to December 2020. The nature of the complaints were based on the overall treatment of animals, medical care, over-occupancy, and disposal procedures.
Both law-enforcement agencies initiated investigations on the complaints yesterday afternoon and did an inspection of the facility. Both agencies will be meeting with City and County officials along with animal shelter representatives next week.
Both agencies will continue to follow up to make sure that procedures are being followed and the animals are getting the best treatment possible.
Lafayette County Sheriff
Oxford Police Chief