Investigation planned at Michigan animal shelter

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

An investigation is planned at a West Michigan animal shelter after an animal welfare advocate who worked with the facility was charged with misdemeanor cruelty.

TV stations WWMT and WOOD report county commissioners voted Tuesday to start looking into the Barry County shelter.

A forensic auditor is expected to do a preliminary check of its operations.

Marcie Tepper worked with the Barry County animal shelter for 17 years and was the liaison to the animal control advisory board. She was charged after the bodies of dogs were found last month at a house she owned in Thornapple Township that went into foreclosure.

Tepper has said she no longer could care for the dogs or find new homes so she euthanized them. The home is about 120 miles northwest of Detroit.

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