Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association in NY is the open admission shelter for Madison Co. The organization sells puppies for $200 and has a list of “non-negotiables” for potential adopters on its website. Among them is a refusal to release animals to anyone with a history of neglect. Which now would apparently include Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association employee Angela Bartlett:
Bartlett, an employee at Wanderer’s Rest Humane Association, was arrested and charged with failure to provide adequate food or water to a dog, a misdemeanor, and failed to provide appropriate shelter for the animal which was left outdoors which is just a violation.
A neighbor of Ms. Bartlett reportedly complained to the sheriff’s office that her male GSD mix puppy was cold and hungry. The sheriff’s office had an ACO provide education on responsible puppy care to Ms. Bartlett in early November. A follow up visit on December 28 found that Ms. Bartlett was still neglecting the malnourished puppy, who was then seized.
I wonder how many potential adopters Ms. Bartlett refused at the shelter because of the list of “non-negotiables”. All while apparently considering fancypants luxuries like food and things to keep the winter wind offa ya to be negotiable in her own backyard.
(Thanks Clarice for the link.)