Found this one on the news site today. This is why people don't want to adopt from shelters!! It makes me quite incensed.
Horry County Animal Shelter to Reimburse Pet Owners
Basically there was a dog that was tested positive for distemper on November 24. The shelter manager was aware of the situation, but did not tell the board of directors. The distemper spread until it became an "outbreak", but they continued adoptions. More than 100 dogs have had to be euthanized. They closed the shelter in December, reopened it in January and then had an outbreak in the cats sector (though it doesn't say what they got - just that 15 cats had to be euthanized).
Asshats. They fired the ones responsible, but that doesn't always fix it. It still happened and many people lost their beloved pets. Asshats. Asshats. Asshats.