As we are often chided by those opposed to hearing the truth about pet killing facilities, nobody wants to kill animals. And this is true, with the exception of everybody who does want to kill animals, especially those who pee their pants a little every time a box of Fatal Plus arrives in the mail:
Jenny Silvia, a shelter volunteer, told police […] that [former Boulder City Animal Control Supervisor Mary Jo] Frazier “finds joy in killing animals.”
Police were talking to people who had worked with Frazier at the pound while they conducted an investigation into allegations of needless animal killings by Frazier:
A frantic phone call [in April] had prompted a Boulder City police detective to investigate whether the city’s head of animal control had, just for fun, been killing animals in the city’s shelter.
Boulder City Animal Control Officer Ann Inabnitt told police that Frazier, her supervisor, didn’t want to provide medical care to Lotus, an abused 11-week-old pit bull suffering from shattered teeth, a swollen head and a broken left hip. Frazier’s reason, her co-worker told police, was “we don’t spend money on pit bulls and because I’m just going to stick her anyway,” according to the detective’s affidavit to support an arrest warrant. […] Frazier refused to put the pit bull on the veterinarian-recommended diet of soft food, records show.
The police investigation reportedly found that Frazier had personally killed approximately half the animals who were impounded by Boulder City AC since being promoted to supervisor in 2006. She instructed staff not to advertise animals for adoption online. The Boulder City pound was never at capacity and animals were killed while cages sat empty.
Most of the animals who were killed by Frazier were killed upon impound, in violation of the city ordinance requiring a 5 day holding period. Another city ordinance requires an exam by a veterinarian before any animal is killed but police determined Frazier was routinely violating that law too.
After Frazier’s husband divorced her crazy ass, he says she stole his dachshund, took him to the pound and killed him.
The police investigation culminated in the issue of an arrest warrant on felony and gross misdemeanor charges against Frazier – a warrant that was never served because the chief of police, who is in charge of the pound, quashed the whole thing. Frazier retired two days later. She is apparently collecting retirement checks from the city and has skipped town, probably to a place where they have drinks with little umbrellas in them. Little umbrellas that look like needles filled with Fatal Plus, I’m guessing.
Police Chief Bill Conger defended sweeping the whole thing under a rug:
The chief said that he himself showed Boulder City Attorney David Olsen the investigation and that Olsen said felony charges would not stick, though “maybe a couple of misdemeanors” would.
“Why go forward with something that’s not going to go very far, number one, and number two, when she resigned this whole thing stopped,” Conger said.
A leetle problem: the city attorney says he never heard word one from Conger about the case.
Another teensy snag: After an area paper published the story about how Frazier was allowed to get her rocks off by needlessly killing animals on the taxpayers’ dime then retire before she could be arrested, take the taxpayers’ money and go someplace sunny, taxpayers were displeased. They began an online campaign, held a protest at the police station and generally raised hell.
In response, the police chief decided he’d kick the ball down the field a little, then fall on the pile after the opponent was tackled to make it look like he was trying:
Boulder City officials have reversed course, saying they will submit previously dismissed information from a criminal investigation of the city’s former animal control supervisor to the Clark County District Attorney’s office for review.
As far as Conger’s role in enabling Frazier’s escape from justice:
“People get in trouble and resign all the time,” the chief said Tuesday.
Chief of Meh.
Also: don’t criticize, we all want the same thing, if you don’t volunteer at your local pet killing facility you are part of the problem, blahcetera.
(Photo by Casey Post.)
(Thanks Clarice and Jan.)