The shelter manager and the executive director of the Little Guild of St. Francis animal shelter in CT were each charged with eight counts of failure to maintain examination records and eight counts of importing pets without health certificates. The women reportedly traveled regularly to out of state shelters to obtain animals.
The charges stem from an investigation by the state which alleges that some of the imported shelter pets were sick, others were not vaccinated for rabies. Both women had spoken with police about the state laws regarding animal importation multiple times and had the requirements explained to them. They allegedly told police they would stop importing animals in violation of the law. A written warning was issued to them in October.
Following their arrests, the shelter manager resigned and the executive director is planning to resign. They are due to enter their pleas in court on December 1.