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Boston's animal shelter under investigation

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BOSTON (AP) - Boston's animal control director has been suspended and faces termination after the Animal Rescue League discovered what it called "disturbing" conditions at a city-run animal shelter.

The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1jxiWDu ) reports that the manager of the shelter in the city's Roslindale neighborhood as well as other employees remain at their posts for now as Mayor Martin Walsh's administration waits for an assessment by the Animal Rescue League before taking additional action. Dozens of animals have been moved to other shelters.

The Animal Rescue League discovered the conditions last month. In its assessment, it said one dog was gaunt, dehydrated, and had open sores on its body. Other animals howled incessantly. Cats lay on single sheets of wet newspaper. Some dogs cowered in their kennels. Shelves held out-of-date medication and old food.

Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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