Published on February 19th, 2021 | by Oxford Police Department


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. 


Joey East
Lafayette County Sheriff

Jeff McCutchen 
Oxford Police Chief 

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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