The Southgate Animal Shelter is the worst of it's kind that I have ever seen. It is cramped, dirty, and located directly behind a building that houses industrial vehicles which is not only dangerous for animals that may escape, just as one did today, but it causes tremendous stress on the scared animals being housed there. I experienced horrible service today. The officer in charge asked if I had a cat (a stray I have been caring for that I found at my job at a busy local gas station). When I said yes, he asked me 'Why do people hate me on Mondays?' We proceeded to get the animal from my car, but the cat was so scared, he struggled loose from his restraint and ran away towards the service vehilde building. The officer threw up his hands and pretty much said 'Oh well.' I didn't expect him to run after him, but this man was unforgivably rude and uncaring. When I asked him if he still wanted the donation I brought, he replied stonily, 'Have a nice day.' If this is the type of person we as a city are leaving our animals in the care of, I believe we have a serious problem here. We trust our animals to shelters because they cannot take care of themselves. I was incredibly disappointed, and will never again take an animal to this shelter.