Animal Rescuer Under Scrutiny

By: Lanetra Bennett
By: Lanetra Bennett

The battle continues between a local woman housing more than 100 animals on her property and county commissioners.

Lafayette County resident Karen McKinster says she rescues all types of animals from a life on the street. She keeps them on her nine-acre property, but neighbors say she is not following the law.

The County Commission has ordered her to make the easement through her private property a public road.

Karen McKinster, founder of Rajah's Rescue, said, "I just would like to have these people understand that this is not a profitable business, this is not profit. These animals are being taken off the road and saved and reconditioned to be adopted out, not as a collector."

Lafayette County does not have an animal shelter. Neighbors say they do not mind McKinster housing the animals as long as she abides by local ordinances.

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