- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - State officials have levied a civil penalty again the Forsyth County Department of Animal Control’s shelter after it failed an inspection last month.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1S98EIx) the $5,200 penalty covers several violations. A notice from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ animal welfare section cites a number of violations.

County Manager Dudley Watts said the county is working with the state to make sure the shelter is in compliance.

The notice said the shelter failed a March 17 inspection due to incomplete shelter records for the animals. The inspection also noted the euthanasia of four animals before expiration of the minimum 72-hour hold period without documentation of a serious illness or serious injury or proper owner surrender with written consent as outlined in a state statute.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com

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