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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Animal control officers shut down a Morgan County animal shelter after finding dozens of diseased and malnourished animals.
A visit to Heaven's Gate Animal Sanctuary in Porterville, six miles south of Morgan, turned up evidence of severe neglect.
The sanctuary was exceeding the number of animals allowed by its permit and cats with terminal and contagious diseases were roaming around and dogs were kept in cages too small for them.
The director of animal rescue group No More Homeless Pets says thirty cats were so ill they had to be euthanized. No More Homeless Pets is trying to find homes for 90 cats and 20 dogs.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune
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