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Vulgar graffiti spray-painted on animal shelter

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Flint City Councilman Wantwaz Davis went to Genesee County Animal Control this week after dozens of people attended a recent rally calling for reform at the shelter. He wanted to see the facility for himself. He says he didn't like what he saw.

"It didn't look like those dogs was given water. It was food all over the floor. It was a bad stench. A lot of those dogs looked like they was just crippled," commented Davis.

County Commissioner Pegge Adams oversees operations at the shelter. She says a problem with the sewer line has been discovered, and that's likely the source of the bad smell. She says the animals are well taken care of, and cages are cleaned every morning.

Adams says there is a lot of misinformation circulating about the shelter online and now some people are going too far. Graffiti was discovered on the side of the building this weekend. The spray-painted vulgar and offensive words were still there Tuesday evening.

There are security cameras around the shelter, but none on the side of the building where the graffiti is. So, whoever is responsible is still a mystery.

Davis was stunned when shown a picture of the graffiti. He says two wrongs don't make a right, and whoever is responsible should be punished.

As for the problems inside the shelter, Davis is calling for an investigation.

"There's a certain standard that needs to be enforced in that building. And right now, it seems like that standard is extremely low," said Davis.

Davis says he is in the process of writing a letter to the attorney general in hopes that a formal investigation will be launched.

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