LEXINGTON, N.C. — Davidson County Commissioners unanimously voted to end their contract with the United Animal Coalition during an emergency meeting Monday afternoon.
The decision was made hours after the North Carolina Department of Agriculture revoked UAC’s animal shelter licenses for both Davidson and Guilford counties.
According to a press release from the NCDA, an investigation revealed a “systemic failure to adequately care for animals.”
The investigation started in Davidson County because a complaint was filed after a dog with a broken back did not receive veterinary care for days. State investigators also discovered dozens of animals had been found dead in kennels month after month, because of untreated health issues.
Due to the allegations, county commissioners voted to end their contract with UAC and take over operation of the animal shelter effective immediately.
County Manager Robert Hyatt says the Davidson County Animals Shelter will remain open during the shift in leadership.