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GLOUCESTER COUNTY - A state inspector says a Southern New Jersey animal shelter euthanized hundreds of cats this year before the required holding period was completed.
NJ.com reports a state health inspector visited the Gloucester County animal shelter in Clayton in October. The inspector found more than 300 cats were improperly euthanized along with dozens of dogs and a rabbit.
The animals had not been scanned for a microchip and many of the cats were euthanized with an injection to the body cavity instead of the required intravenous injection. The report also detailed several disease control-related issues. The incidents occurred between January and October.
A county spokeswoman says the issues have either been corrected or are in the process of being corrected.
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