Dog News

Shelter Director Fired over ‘No-Kill’ Scam


Life With Dogs is reader-supported. We may earn a small commission through products purchased using links on this page.

boggs 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.