Many of us were upset when we heard about a kill tech at a Los Angeles shelter who was fired for abusing pets but would not face criminal charges. Due to public outcry over the situation, that may change:
[Shelter director] Brenda Barnette told The Times earlier this week that she had not considered a criminal referral for Manuel Boado, 64.
After angry responses from the public over the case, Barnette said in an email that she would forward information on the case to the L.A. County district attorney’s office.
Good. I hope the D.A. takes the matter seriously, conducts a thorough investigation and pursues charges if warranted. Seeing as Mr. Boado is not denying the allegations of cruelty which got him fired, I would think the case shouldn’t be too burdensome in the evidence department.
(Thank you to reader Robin for alerting me to this case update.)