Halfway Home Pet Adoptions loses animal-shelter contract with Kansas City amid claims of animal abuse

City Hall announced today that it would not renew or extend its animal-shelter contract with Halfway Home Pet Adoptions due to “operational concerns.” The announcement comes as Halfway Home and its head — Dr. Wayne Steckelberg — are under investigation by the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board for alleged abuse and neglect.

The investigation began after a former Halfway Home employee filed a complaint with the state alleging a pattern of shoddy medical treatment resulting in the death, illness and mutilation of several animals.

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