Magnolia pound under fire for alleged animal neglect

Published 08/19 2014 11:20PM

Updated 08/19 2014 11:31PM

A canine rescue is relocating dogs out of a South Arkansas pound after allegations of neglect.
Video and pictures have hit Facebook this week alleging that dogs at the Magnolia Pound have been neglected.
These pictures show dogs with mange and bruises on their body.
Residents blame the mayor since the pound is run by the city, but the mayor says he has been unaware of this issue.
He says he went to the pound, and what he saw did not look like the video and photos that have been released online.
Mayor Parnell Vann says, "When it was brought to my attention I went and um which I go to the pound.I see the dogs that are on the front side of the pound, and the pound is always clean. Always... food and water out. I saw dogs, and we've had to take action on those dogs."
The mayor has issued a public apology, but he says if a nothing is done about the dogs, they will have to enforce an ordinance requiring pound personnel to euthanize of all dogs left after five days.

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