Columbus County, state reach settlement over animal shelter violations

Columbus County Animal Shelter located at 288 Legion Drive in Whiteville. (Photo: WWAY)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County is not paying the state $6,100 for violations at its animal shelter after an inspector found 16 violations last month. 

The county came to an agreement with the state to pay $1,250.

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According to the settlement, if the shelter has another violation over the next year the county will owe the state $4,850, which is the remainder of the money the county would have originally paid.

One violation included a neglected injured dog that led to his leg having to be amputated.