Monday, November 3, 2008
Atlanta, GA - Jere Alexander, the director of the Fulton County animal shelter, stepped down today after an investigation revealed serious questions about how she ran the facility. Alexander had only been on the job for seven months. Prior to her resignation, investigators discovered disturbing practices including favoring pit bulls at the cost other shelter animals lives.
I-Team Investigation Revealed:
- Alexander told her staff to make a vicious dog ticket "go away." This ticket pertained to a pit bull that snapped its leash and attacked 5 children waiting for a school bus.
- Former employees said Alexander insisted on protecting aggressive pit bulls housed in the shelter, even ones that attacked workers. She denied this claim.
- Fox 5 News cameras caught a pit bull terrorizing another dog in the facility. A kennel worker dismissed the act calling it an "initiation."
- Investigators also revealed that adopting a potentially dangerous pit bull from the shelter met with few questions.
- Finally, the news cameras caught Alexander violating DeKalb county law by keeping her pit bulls chained on her property.
10/31/08: Coverage of the Fulton County Animal Shelter - DogsBite.org
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