Eyewitness News learns the animal shelter under investigation for allegedly freezing live kittens is now closed.

Spencer County Animal Control Board President Joy Zook confirmed the shelter is closed until further notice and all animals will be offered to local shelters. All shelter employees will have to re-apply for their jobs.

This development was announced during the board’s meeting Thursday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office previously confirmed reports from several witnesses that animals were frozen at the shelter. Indiana State Police took over the investigation and turned over their findings to the Spencer County Prosecutor’s Office.

No criminal charges have been filed.

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(This story was originally published on October 4, 2018)