The Hawkins Co Humane Society in TN states on its Petfinder page that it’s a “501c3 shelter”. As of this posting, there are no Hawkins Co HS animals listed on Petfinder for adoption. I was unable to find a website for the organization.
Animal advocates have been concerned about conditions at the shelter and a petition calling for the resignation of the board’s president and vice-president has reportedly been signed by other members of the board. Amidst allegations of animal abuse and needless killing, along with calls for transparency, the board president’s plan appears to consist of HIDE.
Last week, advocates tried to voice their concerns at the annual election meeting, normally held at an offsite location. But the meeting venue was changed to a small office inside the shelter and president Eddie McNally told everyone to leave because there was no room for them. He said he is required by law to hold the meeting in the little office:
As for why people were not allowed inside, McNally said according to the Fire Marshal, the building could only safely house 11 people for the meeting, and the others that wanted to come inside were not eligible to vote anyway.
Yeah, about that. Apparently many people paid their dues for membership in the HS in order to have a voice and a vote at the annual election. But the president now says they paid a Nigerian prince or some such:
McNally claims certain people were scammed and paid membership dues to the wrong person.
No vote for you.
Does anyone have any additional information about what’s going on at the Hawkins Co HS? Does the organization hold any contracts for animal control? Why are they allegedly killing animals upon impound? The situation sure looks odd from this vantage point.
(Thanks Debra for the link.)