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What a difference a year has made in the treatment of animals in Winnsboro, but those of you who doubt this will be able to see for yourself on June 4.
That will be the day that the city will have a open house at the animal shelter at Winnsboro Industrial Park and nay-sayers are welcome, along with anyone else.
That's especially true for those who would like to leave the shelter with a new, fuzzy friend following.
A year ago, the Sun was filled with stories of the shabby treatment of animals at the old shelter off Robinson Road that no longer exists.
For those who you who have forgotten, and I would imagine that few regular reader of this newspaper have, things were bad.
Dogs were discovered by our reporters in outdoor pens without food and water to have resorted to eating each other to stay alive.
The discovery launched a controversy and a criminal investigation into the city that ended with charges against city employees and officials of animal cruelty being dropped by a grand jury.
Charges were dropped, but things changed in Winnsboro and that's the point of this column.
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