(WBIR-Jacksboro, Tn) After being closed for months, the Campbell County Animal Shelter reopened on Thursday.
According to new director Mike Aken, they opened the doors at 10:00 am, and will close at 3:00 pm, which will be the regular operating hours.
The shelter closed in April, after a YouTube video claimed that animals were not properly cared for. It even claimed animals were improperly euthanized. The shelter closed when the TBI started an investigation, which is still ongoing. No charges have been filed at this point.
The previous shelter director, Betty Crumley, resigned, and county officials asked for written guidelines on when and how an animal should be euthanized.
Now with a new director and staff, and shelter is ready for a new chapter. Aken came board August 5. He and his new shelter employees have been working since then to get the shelter ready to reopen, using inmate labor from the Campbell County Jail to get the building sanitized and the grass mowed.
Aken says they already have a few animals available for adoption.