Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Animal Activist Charges Shelter.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Dan McKay Journal Staff Writer

Conditions Too Hot, She Says

Albuquerque resident Marcy Britton has asked police to investigate allegations of animal cruelty at the city's West Side shelter.

Britton, an animal welfare activist, filed a written complaint with police Monday afternoon at the Shawn McWethy substation.

She said temperatures in a room that holds cats have reached over 90 degrees due to a problem with a door, according to the complaint. The cats had no water Saturday and Sunday, Britton said in the complaint.

There also might be a problem with the air-conditioning system, she said.

In an interview, Britton said she got her information from witnesses. …

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