Campbell County Animal Shelter to reopen Thursday

Campbell County Animal Shelter to reopen Thursday

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Former truancy court officer Mike Aiken was appointed as new director last week. Former truancy court officer Mike Aiken was appointed as new director last week.
Aiken tells 6 News the shelter has already accepted two animals and animal control officers were on the streets Wednesday. Aiken tells 6 News the shelter has already accepted two animals and animal control officers were on the streets Wednesday.

JACKSBORO (WATE) - The Campbell County Animal Shelter is scheduled to reopen Thursday, four months after being shut down.

The closure happened after its director, Betty Crumley, was accused of mistreating animals.

Among the accusations, employees say Crumley did not give animals enough sedative or euthanasia drug when putting animals down.

Crumley has since been removed from the shelter and a TBI investigation was started.

Former truancy court officer Mike Aiken was appointed as new director last week.

Aiken says he plans to have the shelter prepared to be open for regular hours Thursday, which will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aiken tells 6 News the shelter has already accepted two animals and animal control officers were on the streets Wednesday.

The TBI still has an open investigation of the shelter.

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