Saturday, April 2, 2016

Cruelty probe at Chester animal shelter

Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud said Friday his department is investigating allegations of animal cruelty at Webster's House, a no-kill animal shelter in Chester.


  1. The place always looked like a dump.

  2. Unfortunately this had been going on for some months. Glad to see authorities stepped up.

    Those poor cats never had a chance being all together when there was a outbreak of disease and not proper isolation.

  3. I sort of thought it was shelter for crazy, cat women. Go figure.

  4. As a former volunteer, I can vouch for the fact that animal cruelty has been going on at this so-called shelter nearly from it's inception, as control has always rested in the hands of a couple of disturbed, cat-hoarding women who are more concerned with cuddling and cooing than taking care of the health problems and adequate hygiene and feeding. Should have been shut down years ago. All this corroborated by a long series of volunteers and board members who have spent any time there.

    1. Cats out of the bag.

    2. Perhaps now that a witness/witnesses stepped forward,an investigation is in progress,others will come forward that have witnessed any incidences of cruelty. Individual/individuals involved need to be prosecuted and never allowed to be in a position of control over those without voices again.

    3. If you had first hand info about the abuse I hope you reported it! I can't imagine having that kind of info and not calling the States Vet

    4. If you had information about animal cruelty I would hope you had called the State's Vet!

  5. This situation makes me cry. Can't put into words how disturbing this situation is. I hope all involved get punished. I've heard big denials from a donor and volunteer, but how could they turn a blind eye to such a devastating situation.


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