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Niagara SPCA says only one deficiency found, despite allegations of misconduct

Posted: 6:51 AM, Dec 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-03 06:51:34-05
Niagara County SPCA

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Niagara SPCA says that last week, the shelter received an unannounced visit from state inspectors where they found only one deficiency.

The state inspectors:

  • reviewed euthanasia, adoption and transfer logs
  • inspected SPCA vehicles
  • analyzed the kennel, infirmary and surgical trailer
  • looked through paperwork for returns to owners

The deficiency that was found from the visit was with licenses of three dog owners. Something the SPCA says they have acted on to fix.

Inspectors will be back before the end of the year to ensure this was resolved.

This unannounced visit follows allegations lobbied against the Niagara SPCA by former board members who said the shelter was mismanaging and neglecting animals. You can read WKBW's full story on those allegations here.