Two city officials say an Alabama animal shelter’s outdated equipment allowed two pit bulls to fatally maul 29 cats. CBS affiliate WTVY-TV reports the dead cats were found Thursday by workers at the Dothan Animal Shelter.
Shelter Director Bill Banks says the dogs forced their way out of a pen. They then pushed hard on a galvanized bar attached to a chain link fence, knocking it out of a clamp which allowed them access to the cats.
“These dogs just went on a rampage,” Banks told the station.
Dothan City Commissioner Beth Kenward says the shelter is outdated and he believes the city should’ve helped upgrade the facility a long time ago.
“These dogs were able to eat their way out, for lack of a better term, and attack these cats. That is horrible,” Kenward said.
Mayor Mark Saliba says a new shelter is overdue.
Banks says the pit bulls arrived at the shelter Wednesday and a decision hasn’t been made on what to do with them.
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