Shelter Director Fired over 'No-Kill' Scam

Update (7/27/12): During a special meeting held on Friday, The Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to fire Lowanda Kilby as director of the shelter and Rabun County Animal Control.

The board also accepted the voluntary resignation of Penny Burkitt, president of the board the past 13 years.

In her resignation letter, Burkitt said she hopes that “as a result of my resignation that the organization can move forward and heal in a more expeditious path.”

 
Original article continued…
 
Located in northern Georgia, Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter has been deceiving pet owners by claiming to be a no kill shelter, collecting donations for its cause, and killing the dogs it claims to save.

For $100, the shelter said clients could guarantee their dog or cat left at the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter would not be euthanized.

But in a revolting case of deception, the shelter sent e-mails to owners forced to relinquish their pets telling them their lucky pet had been adopted – when in fact, they had been killed.
 







228 comments

  • July 22, 2012 7:01 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Mary

    That’s fantastic

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  • July 22, 2012 7:01 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Barb

    Things like this really make me wish I believed in Hell.

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  • July 22, 2012 7:01 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Carol

    Great!!!!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:01 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jackie

    Suspended WITH pay? Ridiculous. She needs to be prosecuted for fraud and animal abuse.

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    July 22, 2012 7:02 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Tara

    Awesome!!!!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:02 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sherry

    awesome!!!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:02 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Rose

    what a slime

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    July 22, 2012 7:02 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Mara

    Yes!!! I hope this adds up to conspiracy & grand larceny charges. The b!+ch should have to pay restitution and do time in prison.

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  • July 22, 2012 7:03 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Victoria

    Amen!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:03 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Pam

    Boggs Mountain Board has suspended Lowanda Peanut Kilby indefinitely with pay while a five-person panel investigates what we earlier reported.

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    July 22, 2012 7:03 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Joanna

    lowlifes

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    July 22, 2012 7:04 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Barbara

    add animal cruelty to the list of charges….

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  • July 22, 2012 7:04 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Lonna

    She pulled dogs from the humane society that I work at. We just yesterday found out that one is indeed safe and has in fact been adopted. No word on the others she has pulled from us for “rescue” purposes. This entire story angers me to no end.

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      July 23, 2012 11:31 amPosted 2 years ago
      WisePati

      Well I hope that that fact, pulling dogs from other shelters with no intent to save them but only ‘use’ them to raise funds, is added to this. That is fraud I would think, but of course when animals are involved the laws aren’t very strong because human law view them as ‘things’ without feeling or any ‘rights’, completely under the ‘power’ of humans to do what they will with them. I doubt this is what God had in mind when He created them.
      This ‘woman’ should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for what she did, certainly some form of animal abuse, fraud and whatever else.
      And yes, it does make me wish I believed in Hell for un-humans like this. I wonder where all the money went…may she never have another peaceful night’s sleep, may nightmares haunt her.

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    July 22, 2012 7:05 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Michelle

    Awesome news happy:)

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  • July 22, 2012 7:05 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Mary Ann

    Why in the world is she suspended with pay ? That is not a punishment at all. Punishment is to treat her as badly as she treated humans and animals….Why does this country let so many people get away with the rotten/uncaring things that they do ?????

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  • July 22, 2012 7:05 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Folding

    You can always identify terrible people when they treat animals in a hazardous fashion.

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    July 22, 2012 7:06 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Michelle

    BAD Lowanda!! Her days will come…just sit back folks!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:06 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Pam

    Too lenient if you ask me. She shouldn’t be receiving pay. Criminal charges should be brought against her too.

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    July 22, 2012 7:06 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jim

    Suspended?What,no arrest and jail for larceny?

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  • July 22, 2012 7:06 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Chris

    That is NOT good enough. This is a NON profit taking all good people’s money! They need to be shut down, because if you are telling me that the other directors(and there have to be more than one for a federal NON PROFIT) did not know about this..you are sorely wrong!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:07 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Margaret

    Suspended with pay .. really where is the justice in that>

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  • July 22, 2012 7:07 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Penny

    shame we cant put her to sleep for being a discusting human being.

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    July 22, 2012 7:07 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Michelle

    her pay should go to the animals and their care..not to her!

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    July 22, 2012 7:08 pmPosted 2 years ago
    David

    she should be arrested and sued.

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    July 22, 2012 7:08 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Ingrid

    In my book she would have to tell each dog owner, who’s dog she killed, what she did and apologize. Let her see first hand the grief she caused – and then try to make amends. I wonder how much of her resume was doctored since she’s so good at deception.

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  • July 22, 2012 7:09 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Nicca

    She be SCUM!

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    July 22, 2012 7:09 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Andrea

    What a disgusting Human Being.

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    July 22, 2012 7:10 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Ingrid

    The authorities have to amass solid evidence first, otherwise it will fall through the cracks of justice. Be patient – justice’s arm is far reaching!

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  • July 22, 2012 7:10 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Donna

    Suspended with pay? She should be fired,charged for her crimes & never allowed to work around or own an animal again. What a pathetic,worthless excuse for a human being

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    July 22, 2012 7:10 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Timothy

    She has NO HEART. There was NO remorse whatsoever in her voice, or her words…she is STILL in charge there.

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    July 22, 2012 7:10 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Joey Arendt

    The Kirby “woman” should be put to sleep. What a terrible person and the board isnt any better… they should ALL be held responsible. They took the money and killed the animals… isnt that unlawful? There should be jail time for this scam.

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      July 23, 2012 11:35 amPosted 2 years ago
      WisePati

      That’s a good point…someone besides her must have been involved. They had to dispose of the bodies and fake reports to the board. And there are costs involved in buying the euthanizing drugs…but then maybe she did things I don’t want to know about. So yes, I’ll bet there are others involved who need to be brought to justice.
      What a heartless piece of work. All about money.

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  • July 22, 2012 7:11 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Joncie

    Human crap like her pisses me off, no wonder I spend more time with animals.

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  • July 22, 2012 7:11 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Laurel

    Is this the one that had the Lucky Dog progam? May she rot in hell!!

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  • July 22, 2012 7:11 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Carol

    Wow that is so great!!!! Congrats!!!

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  • July 22, 2012 7:12 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Markéta

    The Lucky dog program…!

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    July 22, 2012 7:12 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Robert

    Disgraceful woman

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  • July 22, 2012 7:13 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Helen

    fire her make her pay

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  • July 22, 2012 7:13 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Angela

    Unbelievable! May she burn in hell!

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    July 22, 2012 7:14 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Nancy

    Randy Travis’ report can be found on his FB page or through the Fox 5 FB page. The shelter’s BOD is touting the fact that they have ‘saved’ 12,000 pets. I think that number is grossly misstated.

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    July 22, 2012 7:14 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sadie

    so happy, although, so sad it had to happen. i hope those responsible for the deception are charged with something…

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  • July 22, 2012 7:15 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Mary

    How horrible!! God not only created human beings but also all the earth and everything in it and the animals were to be taken care of as gardens are taken care of. I have no quarell with those who hunt certain animals for food, if done legally and quickly. But the thing she did to those animals was so wrong! Wait till she has her day to pay!

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  • July 22, 2012 7:16 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Trish

    That is sick why what was her point. Just makes me so angry.

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  • July 22, 2012 7:16 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Mike

    Suspended WITH pay??? Wow that’ll show her. Some potassium chloride injected into her arm would be more appropriate. POS.

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  • July 22, 2012 7:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Thea Susan

    Suspended! She should be flogged!

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    July 22, 2012 7:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Deborah

    Suspended WITH pay? Let’s just hope this leads to her firing and NO PAY!

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    July 22, 2012 7:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Erica

    Oh my god that is horrible! I cannot believe she could live with herself! Where was the money going to? Her pocket? She should have been fired, not suspended & surely not with pay.

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    July 22, 2012 7:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Bette

    “Suspended with pay” is just a paid vacation. She needs be to plain ol’ gone!

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  • July 22, 2012 7:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Debbie

    put her ass in jail..no bed, just concrete floor, and a empty bowl on the floor..

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    July 22, 2012 7:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Emmy

    Suspended with pay?! she should be fired!

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  • July 22, 2012 7:18 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Gina

    We could euthanize her!

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  • July 22, 2012 7:18 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Laura

    Why dont they euthanixe her

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  • July 22, 2012 7:18 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Connie

    Greedy whore

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  • July 22, 2012 7:19 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Nancy

    Thank God!!! See, there are ANGELS watching!!!!! :)

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    July 22, 2012 7:19 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Amy

    Suspended! What!?! She wasnt Fired? Geez.

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    July 22, 2012 7:20 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Toni

    Suspended with pay? WTH is wrong with this picture. Fired, no pay, restitution, time in jail!!! Inhumanity at it worst!!!

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  • July 22, 2012 7:20 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sandra

    SUSPENDED?????????? She needs to be euthanized!!!!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:23 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Mary

    They should have euthanized her ………..

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    July 22, 2012 7:23 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Smokeysmom

    She is a sick twisted bi#ch, I hope that this one goes to jail for a long time, evil

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  • July 22, 2012 7:24 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Mark

    stinkin scumbag hope they put her down the stinkin old bag

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  • July 22, 2012 7:25 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Kathleen

    may she never have a good nights sleep again

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    July 22, 2012 7:26 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Chris

    …suspended with pay??????????

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    July 22, 2012 7:27 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Christine

    We should get her “adopted” -_-

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  • July 22, 2012 7:27 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jenn

    That was so F up!!!! People are sick

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  • July 22, 2012 7:29 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Lynda

    There is a certain place below reserved for her…

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    July 22, 2012 7:29 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Lola

    Suspended??? that’s it??? what about going to prison or at least getting fired.. Anyway, with this story out, I’ll make sure she never works with animals again!!!!!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:29 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Dori

    That is sick…what horrible people

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  • July 22, 2012 7:31 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Trish

    That is wonderful news! Thanks for sharing!

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    July 22, 2012 7:31 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sammarye

    POS scumbag

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  • July 22, 2012 7:33 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Becky

    Suspended WITH PAY?? WTF?

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  • July 22, 2012 7:35 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Rena

    Hallelujah!!!!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:38 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Hdr

    I hope that fat lump of shit gets hers.

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  • July 22, 2012 7:42 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Lee

    hope they keep a watch onthem!!!!

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    July 22, 2012 7:43 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Margaret

    Criminal Charges is what I want to hear about

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  • July 22, 2012 7:43 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Norm

    that is good news. now Lowanda Kilby should be charged with animal cruelty

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  • July 22, 2012 7:44 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Doris

    Low life scum!

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    July 22, 2012 7:46 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Cathleen

    She needs to be prosecuted.

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    July 22, 2012 7:47 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Ken

    With pay? Seriously, what kind of low life back woods yokels are we dealing with?

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    July 22, 2012 7:49 pmPosted 2 years ago
    brittany

    Fire her ass!!

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  • July 22, 2012 7:51 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sandra

    They had a FB page, but it has been taken down. Imagine that. I did find them on the internet, but I wanted to comment directly to these worthless degenerates, but I couldn’t.

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    July 22, 2012 7:55 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Raven

    How is being “suspended with pay” punishment, when there are far too many murdered animals???

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  • July 22, 2012 7:57 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Nancy

    Lowanda Kilby needs to be charged with a criminal act, theft by deception, whatever it will take to punish her!

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    July 22, 2012 7:59 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Judy

    They need to prosecute her ass!

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  • July 22, 2012 8:02 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Melissa

    Great news would be her getting fired not being suspended WITH pay! How many animals did she have put down before she was exposed?

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    July 22, 2012 8:02 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Stuart

    How incredibly cruel. She should be forbidden from ever working with animals in the future.

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  • July 22, 2012 8:05 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Phyllis

    Animal abuser the SCUMBAG

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  • July 22, 2012 8:07 pmPosted 2 years ago
    OneMore

    Nancy Burks Julie Fussnecker Rebecca Elizabeth Trawick Emily Reynolds Thompson FYI Located In GEORGIA … which needs better Animal Protection Laws.

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  • July 22, 2012 8:10 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Krista

    With pay!
    Suspended with pay!
    Wtf

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    July 22, 2012 9:21 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jan

    THIS IS HORRIBLE>>> may Karma pay off and send them to meet the devil .. seeing they are devils on earth .. poor animals !!

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    July 23, 2012 1:53 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Monica

    Ok, I know I am alittle slow but please bear with me – why do people put their animals in this shelter? To find adoption? And if so, why were they demanded to relinquish them?

    Whatever the answer is, this woman should be prosecuted from each and everyone of these people, be locked up and fined.

    How terribly sad.

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    July 23, 2012 3:22 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes being prosecuted “to the full extent of the law” doesn’t mean much. I hope the laws in your state are strong. Which makes me repeat…we need STRONG FEDERAL LAWS that regard animal cruelty acts as one of the highest level of crime and punish violators accordingly. It makes me CRAZY that in our world and day and age, there are STILL literally millions I dare say nasty, illiterate, crazy, cruel people who do this with no conscience whatsoever.

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  • July 27, 2012 7:14 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sheilah

    AWESOME NEWS…. good…

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  • July 27, 2012 7:14 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sheilah

    Bring the other woman back… the one who was forced to send them, and had to resign…

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    July 27, 2012 7:15 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Darlene

    Good!!!

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  • July 27, 2012 7:15 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Dena

    OK criminal charges next please!

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  • July 27, 2012 7:15 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Gail

    Good for them for finally seeing what a bad person she is.

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  • July 27, 2012 7:16 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Teri

    Hoping the shelter will now really become a NO KILL! Of course, I dont know if I would ever trust them even if they said they were

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  • July 27, 2012 7:16 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Katina

    Don’t let that door hit you on your way out!

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  • July 27, 2012 7:16 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Merle

    Disgusting

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    July 27, 2012 7:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Wanda

    that’s great news!! thank you for the update :)

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    July 27, 2012 7:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Julie

    I hope she goes stra8 to jail then stra8 to hell!!!

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