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Termination of directing rights of Animal Control Officer

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For many months animal control has declined to meet the needs of the dogs and the public who so desperately  has tried to save these dogs. Many cases have been reported toward the officers ill acts & nothing has been changed, in fact things have gotten worse. For many know the Blue Heeler that sat with no vet care and was found deceasedthe next morning. Many were aware of the mother and puppies that were separated while puppies weren't weaned! Taylor the Jack Russell mix was denied twice for pick up when she had a confirmed rescue, instead they tested her positive for parvo and euthanized her. They are taking many dogs to the vet to be euthanized. The officer himself has taken dogs to his personal home where they are then been "adopted" and these have been small dogs and puppies that have families! I personally have helped Laurens Animal Control for two years and I have been denied or spoken for dogs that have vanished even when my rescues become "approved". A lady who has helped the shelter over 6 years has been denied dog after dog and even when dogs are in  desperate need of vet treatment they are still denied vet care. Many rescues have stopped helping due to these reasons. The lack of care this officer holds is outstanding to be such a new employee. A kind lady with excellent Vet References was denied the right to adopt, but first she was lied to! She was told the dog wasn't there then later the thread said the dog was there. When she told them she would come to adopt the next business day, the dog vanished and was "adopted" when the facility was to be closed. The hours of the shelter are never known. They trade up days and have been even closed for weeks at a time. The dogs are my main concern and I feel letting someone that is not experienced to direct anything should not be allowed to do so without proper training. This gentlemen has killed so many dogs and is always doing pie charts when in reality he should be getting new rescues to add to his list and getting adopters in there. Making new rules for volunteers, LONGER hours, foster programs & even working with those who have helped this shelter for so long. Instead this man is controlling, lying & killing our dogs behind our backs! Its time for us to make a stand!

Additional ;

The expansion they promised has been over two years with nothing yet.


The officers do not have guns to protect themselves or the public.


The photos are still not the best. With promise to get volunteers to assist. Nothing has improved.

Things on the page are removed deleted and photos are never updated. Lack of response when messages are written. 

Lack on contact with the attendant  

No knowledge of dogs that are in shelter when asked "they dont know" even with photo provided.

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