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Animal Shelter Accused of Conducting Bizarre Tests Using Cats and Dogs

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"A normal human being with any common sense would not do that."

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A Florida animal shelter is under fire after an audit revealed it was engaging in non-standard euthanasia procedures and conducting bizarre behavioral tests among the animals.

"During the test, the dog attacked a cat and caused such harm that the cat had to be euthanized," the audit of Brevard County Animal Services reads, according to WKMG-TV. "The dog was then euthanized on account of its own behavior."

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"It made me mad," volunteer Debbie Rich said upon learning that such a test was conducted. "There's no reason to do that. A normal human being with any common sense would not do that."

The audit was conducted by the Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court and made public this week after the Board of County Commissioners didn't respond to the findings for three months. Afr it was released though, County Manager Stockton Whitten told WKMG the audit was a "compilation of personal opinions on how Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement is to be operated."

Watch WKMG-TV's report about the audit:

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Whitten told the station that the sheriff's office is taking over operations of the shelter this fall and assured that any "valid issues" in the audit would be addressed.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is already helping out ahead of the official take over. After learning last week that the volunteer base to walk dogs was running slim, Sheriff Wayne Ivey offered some inmates to walk dogs so part-time walkers would not have to be hired, WESH-TV reported.

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