CARROLLTON, MO – Some misunderstanding regarding a social media post sparked debate during a Carrollton city council meeting Tuesday evening.

Discussion seemed to center on whether or not the city’s animal facilities use a no-kill policy. Councilwoman at large, Scarlet Horine, admitted to being mistaken about the city pound’s practices.

Carrollton’s facilities have technically been licensed as a pound by the agriculture department, allowing euthanization of animals, if necessary. The current practice at the pound involves a no-kill policy unless necessary to accommodate full facilities, or in cases of non-adoptable, aggressive animals.

City officials indicated the maintenance of a strictly no-kill shelter would require far more funds than are currently available.