Shelton’s Animal Shelter has been receiving a bad rap and reputation for being “fast-kill” since the previous animal control supervisor of 20 plus years, Sheryl Taylor, has left the position. But her replacement, Leon Sylvester, wants to reassure the city that his main priority is the well-being of the animals taken in and the safety of the people.
“A lot of people go on Facebook and spread negative messages about the shelter and like to assume that since Sheryl is gone that we are now a bad place,” said Sylvester. “I’m not sure where this information comes from, but we have dogs that have been with us since the old shelter going on five years. We don’t put down any dog unless it has attacked somebody or if we have no other option.