OXFORD, Miss (WTVA) - The City of Oxford ordered the Mississippi Critterz, an animal shelter in Oxford, to close to surrenders.
Police revealed this week they investigated the shelter and found no crimes committed, but a Lafayette County Grand Jury will now take a look.
Meanwhile, the Mayor announced the shelter won’t take in anymore surrendered animals.
And then came word, according to the Oxford Eagle, the group’s executive director and founder are both out of the organization.
For weeks locals have been following the investigation on the animal shelter, after photos circulated of dogs not receiving proper care. Now, people want to know what does this mean for the animals and whats next for the shelter.
"Now is the time for us to come together and find some solutions, " Oxford animal shelter watchdog Leigh Ann Hubbard said.
Hubbard is concerned about the safety of the animals in the shelter.
She’s behind the Twitter page called Oxford Animal Shelter Watchdogs, a group focused on making sure animals are treated properly.
Her goal is to bring a solution for the animals in the shelter.
"It makes me feel sad," dog owner Enjoli Henderson said. "Because I love dogs and dog's don't deserve that."
Henderson wants people to foster dogs. As for Hubbard, she wants more from the shelter and the city.
"I think the first step is opening up more communication, more transparency, and let's see where we are," Hubbard said. "How are the animals right now, are they being taken care of."
The City of Oxford announced that the animals are currently housed at the shelter and will continue to be cared for. Two transports for animals are planned for the coming days.