RadioMom has learned the Clinton County Humae Society’s Animal Shelter has closed temporarily following the dismissal of it’s 10 year director Jim Tate.

Tate tells RadioMom that he and the board had a disagreement over funds management and operational details at the shelter, which he says is understaffed.

Following Tate’s dismissal by the board today, the staff quit – leaving the operations in the hands of board members and volunteers.

Board President Nancy Elsea indicates the board must assess the health of all animals prior to allowing any further adoptions or accepting any new pets into the shelter. A veterinarian would enter the facility this week to check the health of all animals – some 100 cats and 60 dogs.

Tate says he is appealing the decision by the board.