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Controversy and Allegations Continue to Mount Regarding Belmont County Animal Shelter

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Controversy and allegations continue to mount between the Belmont County Animal Rescue League and a group accused of launching a smear campaign against them.  

On Wednesday, a group of residents brought their concerns before the Belmont County Commissioners.

Cindi Yanez represented the group that says they are concerned for the animals at the shelter.  
BCARL board treasurer Bob Painter was also at the meeting on behalf of the shelter.  

Yanez claims the shelter is breaking several Ohio codes and has requested the commissioners look into the concerns. "In 2012 51 percent of the dogs that came into the shelter were destroyed," said Yanez. She asked the commissioners to look into a prepared document with a list of alleged broken codes and laws.

"We certainly welcome the investigation and hope that you will take it seriously and look into all the allegations because I think you will find them to be false in most cases," said Painter.

B.C.A.R.L has sought legal counsel due to the allegations.  

The commissioners informed the concerned citizen they would look into the document prepared by the group in regards to the legality issues.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.