“So, I called the judge exec’s office quite a few times today, to which I have been told each time that he is not in his office. Finally, I asked to speak to Joy (his wife/deputy). I honestly politely asked her what changes they planned to make abouta the shelter and if anything was going to be done. She said “we have a meeting on the 18th if that’s something you are interested in”. I replied, “so nothing plans to be done for the animals between now and then?” Her response “I’m not the judge and I’m not the fiscal court, I can’t make that decision, you will have to ask them.” I told her I had been trying to call and have yet to reach him, so I asked when he would be back in because he apparently hadn’t been in all day. She said she didn’t think she had to speak to me after all that I had said and hung up! To say that I am OUTRAGED is an understatement! Please blow the phone up. They WILL listen to us! They will hear what we have to say!
Phone # 606-387-5234
Ask for Joy since JE Armstrong doesn’t believe in being in his office.”
Update: New article here. Videos and photos banned.
The photos that were taken Sunday at Tri-County Animal Shelter in Albany, Kentucky are horrific and have sparked outrage by animal advocates as the situation quickly went viral. A rescuer went into the shelter on Sunday to take some cats and this is what she walked into.
The state police were called, but no charges were filed when they came out. Animal advocates are asked to flood the judge exec’s office in Clinton County with calls at 606-387-5234.
His contact is: Clinton County Judge/Executive Richard C. Armstrong 100 South Cross Street Albany, KY 42602 ph: (606) 387-5234 Fax: 606) 387-7651 Email: email@example.com
These are the other two Counties contracted with the shelter to take in their animals:
Wayne County Judge-Executive
55 North Main St
Post Office Box 439
Monticello, Kentucky 42633
Judge Executive John Phelps
600 Courthouse Square
P. O. Box 826
Burkesville, KY 42717
Ph: (270) 864-3444
Fax: (270) 864-1757
A petition is now available here.
An EXTREMELY graphic video of a cat laying dead on the floor can be seen here. While you may wish to see just how horribly the cats are treated at the shelter, I strongly urge you NOT to watch it!
These innocent babies are currently in the care of Franklin County Humane Society. Any donations for their vetting and care are appreciated. There are 28 (corrected from 29) of them, now safe thanks to Val Heines. One of the cats has an eye infection so bad she will lose her eyes, and another has a severely broken leg, which will need amputation.
A Facebook page with much more information and updates can be found here.
Follow National Cat Reporter on Facebook. This article will be updated once a petition becomes available.
Anyone with information on the history of abuse at this shelter is asked to post in the comments. Some comments are moderated, but I’ll publish as soon as I can. Facebook comments usually go right through.