The director of the Boggs Mountain Animal Shelter in GA has been fired after a local news reporter exposed her for defrauding the public. Not only was she working a scam where she claimed to run a “no kill” shelter while sending pets from the facility to die at a kill shelter she also operated, she had a shady history on the financial front – something you’d think the board would have investigated before putting her in charge of donations. On top of all that, she was once arrested for animal cruelty after shooting a hunting dog that had strayed onto her property. She was ultimately not prosecuted for that killing but it is not uncommon in the south for hunting dogs to get separated from their owners and stray onto someone’s else’s land. There are laws in some areas to protect dogs in these situations although I don’t know what the law is in the area where the incident happened.
As regards her current alleged crimes, local authorities and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are conducting criminal probes. The state Department of Agriculture went into the Boggs Mountain facility, counted the animals and gave permission for them to be transferred out to other shelters and rescue groups. A Boggs Mountain board member who had been made aware of the fraud by a whistleblower but took no action has now resigned.
Protesters will be attending a rally at noon today at the Rabun Co courthouse in Clayton, GA.