The board of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter will meet this evening to determine what steps need to be taken now that police have determined the shelter's leader and two animal control officers committed animal abuse when they pepper sprayed a dog on Sept. 5.

"We remain deeply disturbed by this incident," Interim CEO Phil Kiner said in a statement.

"We are especially concerned for our employees, volunteers, board members, donors and friends in the Cheyenne community who have all been seriously impacted by this situation," Kiner added.

The shelter plans to provide an updated statement on Thursday after the board has a chance to discuss the matter.

"We want every member of our community to know that we are committed to working together to resolve our current problems so that the shelter can come out of this stronger than ever," said Kiner.

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