The NY Daily News says that Animal Precinct star Annemarie Lucas has been “forced off the job“:
The ASPCA would not say why she left, but she’s a defendant in a suit that claims her humane law enforcement unit performed illegal searches and seizures.
Lucas, who earned more than $200,000 in salary and benefits in 2008, was paid more than a year’s salary as part of a buyout agreement, sources told The News.
And then there’s this guy:
Meanwhile, Patrick O’Keefe, a top official at the ASPCA’s Henry Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in Manhattan, also abruptly resigned.
The ASPCA declined to say why, but a spokeswoman denied it was related to a Daily News report that probers were looking into the death of a Rottweiler allegedly kicked and choked by a vet at the hospital.
I’ll be interested to see if either Ms. Lucas or Mr. O’Keefe decides to release a public statement.