SPENCER COUNTY, Ind. – Sept. 21, 2018 – Alley Cat Allies is demanding accountability and increased oversight after a prosecutor in Spencer County, Indiana, decided not to file charges in the case of an animal control officer accused of killing cats and kittens by putting them into a freezer. 

“It is outrageous for such clear acts of animal cruelty—freezing cats and kittens to death—to result in absolutely no consequences after Spencer County’s own Animal Control Board acknowledged that unacceptable actions occurred,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “Thousands of people from Spencer County and around the country have spoken out to demand accountability on this case. We are still searching after more than a month.” 

Robinson urged Spencer County Commissioners, who ultimately have authority over the Spencer County Animal Shelter, to make immediate changes. 

“It’s now up to the commissioners to do the right thing by immediately removing the animal control officer and all other individuals who are responsible for these actions from their positions and guaranteeing that animals in Spencer County are never subjected to abuse while in the county’s care ever again. Commissioners also need to immediately increase their oversight of the shelter to make sure other acts of animal cruelty are not still taking place.” 

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About Alley Cat Allies 

Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. We protect and improve cats’ lives through our innovative, cutting-edge programs. We are seen around the world as a champion for the humane treatment of all cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than a half-million supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens worldwide. Its website is www.alleycat.org, and Alley Cat Allies is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube.