The State Agriculture department has shut down the city animal impound operation in the South-East Missouri town of Chaffee. The department also has asked the county sheriff to investigate allegations about the Chaffee mayor, city workers and the Chaffee police department. The Cape Girardeau South-east Missourian says it has records showing Mayor Steve Loucks and Police Chief Jim Chambers told an officer who had picked up a woman’s dog to take the dog to the city compost site and kill it. State law requires dogs under those circumstances to be kept for five days before they are humanely euthanized if the owner doesn’t claim them. The state agriculture department says the Chaffee dog pound does not have a state license.
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