UAC receives extension on fines from state in Guilford, Davidson animal shelter cruelty cases

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Guilford County Animal Shelter. (Roger Sommer/Special to the News & Record)

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The United Animal Coalition received a 30-day extension to pay $300,000 in animal abuse and neglect fines from the state, officials said Tuesday.

The civil penalties — the highest ever issued in North Carolina — were delivered to the Greensboro nonprofit on Nov. 20. The UAC had 60 days to pay the fine, contest it in writing or negotiate a settlement with the state.

“They had asked for an extension of that 60-day window, so they’ve been granted an additional 30 days,” said Brian Long, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Agriculture, which levied the fines.

The new due date is Feb. 16.

Read more: Greensboro News & Record