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Animal shelter workers fired after unauthorized euthanizations

The metropolis stated it’s persevering with to work to place measures in place to stop future conditions like this from taking place.

SUGAR LAND, Texas — The metropolis of Sugar Land has fired 5 Animal Services staff after they are saying a multi-department investigation uncovered the unauthorized euthanization of 38 cats and canine.

According to the town, the workers claimed that the animals both had a medical prognosis or confirmed aggressive habits, each of which require an analysis from knowledgeable to find out whether or not euthanization is critical.

“Proper procedures were not followed, verbal instructions were ignored and employees knowingly disobeyed direct orders and the Animal Services Division Manual of Standard Operating Procedures,” the town stated.

The metropolis stated it’s persevering with to work to place measures in place to stop future conditions like this from taking place.

“What happened there was completely unacceptable and should not have occurred,” said city spokesperson Doug Adolph. “When we first learned about this incident our first reaction was obvious shock and disappointment… but as the scope of the investigation moved forward and we determined the number of animals that were truly involved, that reaction quickly turned to anger, bordering on rage.”  

In addition to the 5 staff who have been fired, the town stated the shelter supervisor resigned earlier than he may very well be fired.

“It will take time to rebuild public trust, but the city is committed to doing so. The swift and deliberate investigation and disciplinary actions are a start,” the town stated.

City staff from different places of work and departments might be briefly assigned to assist the shelter till new staff will be employed. The metropolis does not anticipate any animal shelter providers to vary throughout this course of.

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