Jun 20, 2014 8:08 PM by Kelsey Kennedy

Humane Society of Fremont County Making Big Changes

The Humane Society of Fremont County is making big changes. It has been a year since the organization was in the spotlight for the alleged abuse of homeless animals.

News 5 has learned the organization's Board of Directors will establish an Advisory Council to provide guidance for a new executive director that the shelter is seeking to hire. The shelter also hired a private consultant to conduct an internal review and provide recommendations.

Another major change, the Board of Directors voted to stop compensating themselves. Many hope that money will go toward saving animals.

"The fact that they're going to stop paying the Board of Directors is excellent," says Davyd Smith, of "No Kill Colorado." "We asked for that a long time ago. That money could be better spent on saving the lives of homeless pets. So we look forward to seeing how that money is being spent to do the things shelters should be doing."

The Facebook page, "Stop the Humane Society of Fremont County" helped bring to light many of the accusations of abuse and mismanagement, and called for reform.

News 5 reached out to the Humane Society's Board of Directors for comment. We were referred to their consultant, who has not returned our calls.



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