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Belmont County Animal Rescue League Target of Smear Campaign

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BELMONT COUNTY -

The Belmont County Animal Rescue League says they're under siege by a by a calculated Internet smear campaign. Members say it began when a person left the board under unpleasant circumstances.

Anonymous facebook posts are cropping up, claiming the animals at the shelter are not fed or watered properly, and that too many are euthanized. The posts also contain personal slurs against shelter staff.

Animal Rescue League members say it's ironic because they accept more animals than most shelters and keep the animals far longer than most, trying to get them good homes.

Members say the person who left took the original website with her and is now calling it by another name. They have had to start a new website from scratch.

They want people to know that theirs is called Belmont County Animal Rescue League: www.bcarl.org 

They invite anyone to come out, donate their time or adopt an animal in need of a home.