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Inspections outline issues at Humane Society

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Posted: 6:56 PM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 22:56:27Z

NewsChannel went along with inspectors two weeks ago to the Humane Society of St. Lucie County’s shelter off Glades Cut Off Road.

We now have the reports outlining their concerns.

While there are 80-plus dogs in the facility, one inspector remarked only 17 dogs were exercised every day, and litter boxes were not clean.

Staffing levels appear inadequate to handle the current number of animals noted a second inspector, adding the temperature/heat index needs to be monitored.

The day we went, fans were spotted not working.

Very hot said a third inspector, who added there was inadequate space for the animals.

Last week, the St. Lucie County Commission decided not to renew their annual contract with the Humane Society, but rather pay them month to month.

The City of Fort Pierce delayed a decision on its contract.

One inspector did note the facility plays a big role in the county as it accepts all unwanted animals no matter the animal's health status.  She added that “we all need to not point fingers but instead find ways to help rectify the current problems.”

The Humane Society of SLC is expected to publicly address these issues sometime later this week.