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Chattanooga clears McKamey in review

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After six months of headlines, the resignations of two McKamey Animal Center leaders and a decline in donations, the city auditor has released findings clearing the animal shelter of any significant problems or wrongdoing.

The internal review did find that former Executive Director Karen Walsh's salary and annual $10,000 bonus weren't documented in the board's meeting minutes as they should have been.

But City Auditor Stan Sewell didn't find any financial concerns with the way Mc-Kamey runs its approximately dozen community programs or in the day-to-day operations of the shelter, which provides animal control services for Chattanooga through a $1.5 million annual contract with the city. In fact, Sewell found the staff and their policies within the animal center to be above par.

"The overall operations and controls seem to be more than acceptable," Sewell wrote in his report. "The key staff at [McKamey] appear to be very competent and dedicated."

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