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SPENCER COUNTY, Ind. — No charges will be pressed against the animal shelter accused of freezing living cats.

Spencer County prosecutor Daniel Wilkinson said in a press conference that the State Police found no direct evidence that live animals were put into a freezer at the Spencer County Animal Shelter to euthanize them.

The investigation began after a former worker, Bridget Woodson, said she had been asked twice to put kittens, which were still alive, into plastic bags and then into a freezer. 

Woodson and other volunteers showed text messages that directed them to freeze the cats, reports the Evansville Courier & Press

Wilkinson said his office is only responsible for criminal charges, not discipline or other corrective actions at the shelter.

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