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Turmoil Might Not End With Safe Haven's Impending Closure

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- The Safe Haven No-Kill Animal Shelter in Georgetown is closing at the end of November, however the turmoil might not end there.

According to the Delaware Attorney General's office, investigators are reviewing allegations filed in a petition organized by a group of activists in Sussex County.

"There was mismanagement and a misappropriation of funds," said Kathy Hughes, one of the people who helped submit the petition. "They need to be held responsible."

All of Safe Haven's former board members have resigned. The current President, Elizabeth West, has only been on the board for two months.

"I have spoken to [an agent from the Attorney General's office] and I'm giving him every paper I can find," said West. "I'm being amicable, even though I wasn't involved [with the accused mismanagement.]"

Jason Miller, spokesperson for the Delaware Department of Justice, tells WBOC News that the Attorney General's office will determine whether an investigation is warranted and within their jurisdiction to launch an investigation.

While that process plays out, West says there are more pressing matters at hand.

Approximately 50 dogs -- mostly pitbulls or pitbull-mixes -- still remain at the shelter, which closes on November 30. Difficult decisions are ahead regarding what to do with any dogs that aren't adopted by the end of the month, West said.

West is encouraging people to visit the shelter in Georgetown to consider an adoption.

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