Guilford Co. animal shelter staff ‘purged and destroyed’ records, according to sheriff


Guilford County Animal Shelter

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Detectives investigating the Guilford County Animal Shelter hit multiple snags in their probe: gaps in records and missing financial paperwork, purged by shelter management after a visit from police, according to The Greensboro News & Record.

Next week, the State Bureau of Investigation will begin helping the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office fit those pieces into a clear picture.

“The biggest problem we’ve got is that there were an awful lot of records that were destroyed,” Sheriff BJ Barnes said. “We’re looking into a lot of things we can’t find the end to, so we need to get another set of eyes in here to make sure we’re not missing anything.”

The sheriff’s office launched the investigation in August after the N.C. Department of Agriculture revoked the United Animal Coalition’s license to operate animal shelters here and in Davidson County, following a probe that uncovered dozens of examples of animal cruelty and neglect in both facilities.

Read full story: The Greensboro News & Record

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