Case Update: McCracken Co Humane Society
September 26, 2012
The two employees at the McCracken Co Humane Society in KY who were charged in connection with improper pet killing and falsifying records have had their day in court.
Beau Anderson pleaded guilty to 9 counts of animal cruelty last week and received a one year sentence, most of which is probated. He began serving the required 60 days in jail on Monday:
Anderson will remain on probation for 2 years and can no longer have a job where he is around animals.
Last month, Mr. Anderson pleaded guilty to “falsifying business records, which led to a seven day suspended sentence and a $100 fine.”
A jury found shelter manager Dalena Hall guilty in August on 10 counts of improperly killing cats:
She received a 60-day sentence at the county jail and a $250 fine.
Ms. Hall is appealing the ruling and is still employed at the McCracken Co Humane Society. Her attorney, Jeremy Ian Smith, has all kinds of legal shenanigans up his sleeve:
He also criticized the prosecution’s case saying Hall had been charged with improper euthanization of cats but a certified animal control agency or even a cat had not been defined. A cat, he said, is a feline older than three months but the prosecution had not proved all animals involved met that definition.
We’re talking about someone who has worked at this shelter for 23 years and who was killing pets unlawfully according to a jury. But she hasn’t served a day in jail and in fact still holds a job sheltering animals because her lawyer wants to argue about the definition of a cat.
Shame on the McCracken Co Humane Society for continuing to employ someone convicted of improperly killing pets.
(Thanks Clarice for sending me these links.)