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Chattanooga shares blame for McKamey Animal Center, Grohn says

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Despite an upcoming audit of the McKamey Animal Center, months of bickering among its board members and a questionable bonus for its director, one Chattanooga City Council member said the city is partly to blame for the center's operational troubles.

"The previous administration and this administration and City Council previous and this one are more at fault than McKamey is," Councilman Larry Grohn said. "We haven't done our due diligence."

Grohn questions why Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's staff has asked for an audit of how McKamey's board, the Animal Care Trust, operates when the city's contract with the animal shelter is outdated and the city attorney's office hasn't updated the city's laws on fees, permits and pet licensing.

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