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Escambia Co. animal shelter under investigation

An investigation is being launched into animal deaths at the Escambia County Animal Shelter.

The co-founder of a group called Escambia Animal advocates is claiming at least ten animals died under the care of the shelter's former veterinarian, Dr. Alphonso Steward.
    Steward who was hired in November and resigned three weeks ago.

The county is bringing in an independent, third party veterinarian to look at the animal deaths.
    The county will also look into any issues with the hiring of Steward.