I used to volunteer at the New Castle Shelter and I hated it then as much as I do now. I was filling up a cat food bowl when I volunteered and was told I had to empty most of it and I did until you could literally see the silver bottom of the bowl and the lady told me that was good. Mind you, I was filling up the bowl when I went in Saturday... no one goes in on Sunday. How can a cat survive on that much food until Monday? Idiots. They always had people bringing in donations of food, litter, toys, etc. because they "couldn't afford it. Then just after I stopped going, they got new vans, a new sign, electric can openers, etc.. When I was there one day volunteering, I got scolded for petting a cat and not scrubbing the nasty place until it shined even though I had been working very hard all morning while they sat around doing nothing.
A guy who worked there, whom I actually liked very much because I could tell he truly loved animals, was on the news about four years ago saying how they inhumanely euthanize animals. I adopted a cat while volunteering and a day after I brought him home, he became very ill. He had horrible diarrhea, he vomited and became very lethargic. It took him over a week to recuperate after being seen by my vet and being put on fluids because he was dehydrated. They didn't think he was going to make it and luckily he turned around.
I was in the shelter a couple weeks ago and it's just as nasty as ever. I feel so worry for the animals there. They get no attention and are living in horrible conditions and looked after by people not qualified for their jobs. I have filed a complaint with the health department and I will be filing more with other offices to have something done.
I encourage anyone else complaining or noticing these horrible living conditions and rude and unqualified personnel issues, to file complaints to the local health department.