The Montgomery CountyAnimal Shelter in North Carolina is anything but a "shelter."
According to Thursday's WRAL News investigative report, the facility is more like a death camp for the unfortunate animals who have the misfortune of winding up behind the facility's walls.
The facility has the worst kill rate in the entire state, with 100 percent of the cats being destroyed and 98 percent of the dogs.
As if a death sentence were not bad enough, the dogs and cats have little in terms of comfort in the days before they are put to death.
According to the publication, investigators described the conditions there as "deplorable," with kennel runs unprotected from the elements and cages left uncleaned.
Adding insult to injury, on the weekends, the animals were not provided with clean water, or food, and the facility has no website to feature pets in their "care" to the public.
Matt Woodard, the Montgomery County manager, attributes the dismal statistics to finances and a "different" mentality in the area when it comes to pets.
Some improvements have been made to the facility, but not enough.
WRAL News has listed ways for the public to lend a hand. The following information is included from their publication:
To help Montgomery County build an adoption center, make check payable to:
Montgomery County Humane Society
1150 Okeewemee Road
Troy, N.C. 27371
To learn more about spay and neuter programs:
Contact Penny Page with the veterinary division of the N.C. Department of Agriculture
To learn more about organizing and volunteer efforts:
Contact Kim Alboum with the Humane Society of the United States-North Carolina Chapter