No charges in Campbell Co. animal shelter case

No charges in Campbell Co. animal shelter case


JACKSBORO (WATE) - A Campbell County grand jury has decided not to file charges against former animal shelter director Betty Crumley, saying no wrongdoing was found at the shelter. However, the jury did issue a list of recommendations for the shelter.

Campbell County mayor William Baird closed the Adrian Baird Animal Center in April after a number of claims regarding director Betty Crumley's actions, including that she unnecessarily euthanized animals.

Crumley resigned and the shelter reopened earlier this month under new management.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation wrapped up its investigation earlier this month.

Among the grand jury's recommendations is that the shelter should have a working scale for proper dosage of euthanasia medication.

The jury also suggests Campbell County officials institute policies for a guideline amount for the percentage of animals euthanized per population of the shelter, a range of acceptable temperatures for the shelter, and a standard euthanasia policy be enacted.

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