As we are so often told about people who work in pet killing facilities: Nobody WANTS to kill animals. But apparently when they do get to kill them, it’s too fun not to gloat about it on social media.
A Maricopa Co dog called Mickey was reportedly minding his own business in his fenced backyard one day last month when someone let their 4 year old child wander into the yard. When the child took Mickey’s bone, the dog bit the child in the face causing a severe injury. Mickey was seized by the Maricopa Co pound and his family is fighting in court to keep him alive.
A Facebook group in support of saving Mickey’s life has more than 32,000 likes. Vanessa Martinez, a Maricopa Co pound employee, visited the page and taunted those hoping to save Mickey:
“This is stupid… you guys doing all of this won’t help any. He’s going night night.”
The pound’s director has defended Ms. Martinez’s comments as free speech.
A judge is scheduled to make a determination on Mickey’s fate by March 13.
A spokesperson for MCACC says Martinez is still employed. A petition is circulating on the Internet calling for Martinez to be terminated.
That petition and 5 pennies will get you a nickel and someone who likes killing animals.
(Thank you Clarice for the link.)