More violence at the long troubled pound in Columbus Co, NC – this time, reportedly due to an ACO who “accidentally” left a dog’s cage unlocked and “accidentally” left the door to a room housing cats unlocked then went home for the night. Oops. Director Rossie Hayes told a local paper:
“The door was open when we came in Monday and found what we found.”
The ACO has been fired. And Hayes wants to know where he goes to accept his I Refrained from Killing One Dog award:
“This was just as friendly a dog as you would ever see,” Hayes said of the female pit bull. “I think the animal groups thought I would euthanize her, but I didn’t.”
The dog has reportedly been rescued. The county recently appealed a fine assessed by the state for illegally killing an owned pet.
(Thank you to everyone who sent me links on this story.)