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Rescue shelter director fired after several dogs were secretly euthanized

Discussion in 'Other Dogs in the News' started by Michele, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Animal shelter director fired after several dogs were secretly euthanized


    Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:47 PM

    The director of a "no-kill" Indiana animal shelter was fired after it was revealed that several dogs were secretly euthanized.

    Employees at Help the Animals, Inc. in Richmond said they were lied to about where the dogs were taken, according to RTV 6. Once workers found out that the dogs had been put down, they said they were forced to lie to the public.

    "I was told to lie about what's happening," one worker said. "The board is the one that pushed us to do it."

    According to the outlet, seven dogs went missing from the shelter during the first week of November. Employees said they were told the animals were taken to a rescue, but the director refused to say which shelter.

    "We know no rescue is going to take seven animals with aggression issues," a worker said. "So questions were raised and it just snow-balled from there."

    After the community learned what was going on, two online petitions were started demanding the shelter's board be investigated.
    The director of a “no-kill” Indiana animal shelter was fired after several dogs were euthanized.
    (ABC 6)
    "The board needs to come forward, admit they made this decision, they know it was wrong, and basically beg people for forgiveness and try to pick up the pieces so this shelter can continue," another employee said.

    Help Animals Inc. is a "no-kill" shelter, meaning they don't euthanize healthy or treatable animals. The shelter says it only puts down dogs and cats with terminal diseases or aggression problems.

    The board released a statement Thursday explaining that the dogs that were put down were all considered a "bite risk."

    "Some had bitten individuals in their adopted families and had been returned; many had also bitten shelter staff. These animals could be cuddly and loving one moment, and unpredictable the next," the statement read. "We felt that we could not trust these animals and we would not, in good conscious, put an adoptive family at risk."

    The Palladium-Item reports that the director, Jamie Glandon, was fired and two board members were asked to resign.


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