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Hardeman County Animal Shelter to Euthanize Dogs Each Friday

By Erica Williams
By ewilliams@wbbjtv.com

BOLIVAR, Tenn. - Hardeman County Animal Shelter will begin euthanizing dogs on Fridays, according to volunteers. Some WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News spoke with said they are trying to save the dogs from being 'put down'.

"We brought five dogs down today because they were going to get euthanized," said Mike Madden, a volunteer for Hardeman County Adoptable Animals, the nonprofit that runs a new animal shelter in the county. The county still runs the old shelter where the dogs will be euthanized.

"We would like to have all animal control," said Madden, who wants to save more dogs.

Volunteers reported conditions in the old shelter can also be harmful to the dogs.

"It's bad in there because sometimes there are three or four dogs in one kennel," said Madden. "They need more space."

Hardeman County Mayor Willie Spencer said the county would like to save more animals and euthanizing is always the last resort.

Animal shelter volunteers and Mayor Spencer encourage area residents to adopt the animals at the shelter so they can prevent euthanization.