Author Topic: HELP !!!!! HUMANE SOCIETY MANAGER OUT OF CONTROL !!!!!! really long sorry  (Read 3099 times)

Offline morph's mom

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Hey everybody I know that I fell off the face of the earth for a while but life has been crazy.  Smitty and I are working two jobs a piece and Mason is in school now.  Morph and AJ are doing awsome and we have missed all of you guys soooo much.  I have been volunteering at our humane society in my spare time and over the past few weeks that has blown up in my face.  For lack of a better term the Humane society manager is PSYCHOTIC.  The county commisioners are trying to implement an animal control officer, but in order to do so they are going to have to update and improve our local humane society.  They know this and have been trying to get an idea of what it would take to make the humane society able to handle all of the extra animals that would be coming in if they did hire in an animal control officer.  Well the HS Manager does not like this.  When a commisioner shows up to look around of ask questions she goes on the defencive and threatened to close the HS when they asked to see her financial books.  She has a budget made out and it is not even close to the truth.  She budgeted for 1,500 for dog food for the year and they havent bought dog food in three years.  The same for the cat litter and cleaning supplies,  they are budgeting money for things that are donated and the money is being spent someplace else.  NOT on anything that has to do with the HS.  On top of that...  She WILL NOT have adoptathons or anything else that would help to get animals adopted. I have personally been there when she turned down three seperate invites to adoption fairs at different businesses and community events.  She was supposed to take some dogs to a community event that was publicised in the paper and at the last minute she backed out for no reason. 
The worst part is yet to come.  This is what we got into a fight over...  She goes on killing sprees at the shelter.  She put down 23 puppies last month for no reason.  But kept 2 dogs that are over 13 years old.  There was a litter of 9 puppies that were sick and she put them down instead of takeing them to the vet and finding out what was wrong with them..  but she took the 13 year old cockerspaniel to the vet and had it treated for something.  This lady is out of control.  Tommorow she has to clean the cat room cause the lady that normal takes care of the cats is gonna be off.  So this morning she went into the cat room and put 10 cats to sleep so that she doesnt have to clean up after them tommorow.  It was not cause they were sick or that they had to many cats cause there was still 5 empty crates. 

What can be done??????  I cant go to the Humane society board.  There are only 2 people on the HS board..  the president and the treasurer and they are husband and wife and also best friends with the HS Manager. 

Is there anyway to stop such a blatant abuse of power???  Just cause she has the drugs does not mean she can use them to kill these poor animals for no reason.  Esspecially when there are empty cages.  And a lot of money is missing from there also.  Since it is a not for profit organization is there anyway that I could get them audited or something????   
Please help.  I do have one friend who is currently employed there and she refuses to quit cause she is the only voice of reason there and is afraid of what might happen to the animals if she isnt there to protect them.

I am at my whits end on this one.
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Ok I am not exactly sure of who exactly runs it per se.  I do know that the land was donated to the humane society and the building were built by volunteers.  They do get money from all three towns here in the county along with the county commisioners and donations from citizens.  I also know that I can not under any circumstances go to the " HS Board".  That is totally not an option.  I have already had a conversation with one person and all i did was listen and agree with them.  The same day the manager called me and went off cause I was saying stuff about her.  All I did was agree.  She is nutz and has got to be stopped.  She has accused me of snooping everytime i go up there to help.  And told me that only reason I volunteer up there is so that I can steal her job away from her.  and all kinds of other crap.  The problem is gonna be getting the proof of all of this stuff.  She is super sneaky and even goes by 2 seperate last names.  I just want her stopped.
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Ohhhhh, Carrie.

Girl, I totally feel your pain, and I bet Megan does, too. We used to have a HS Manager that was a total psychopath nut job. Thank god she eventually got fired by the president of the board.

I would say that you should go to the commissioners. I'm sure that your county is pretty similar to mine in that the commissioners pretty much make all of the important decisions. Would you like me to call them and make an anonymous complaint as another government agent? I could say that I had someone call wanting information, etc.

That's my best advice right now. That would be my first step if I were you.

Oh, and good to see ya!

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This is outrageous!!

If the county commissioners are doing a check, they definitely go to whoever is in charge and voice your concerns as well as what you have witnessed.  Whoever is in charge of financing the humane society would also probably be interested to find out that the funds aren't going where they are supposed to be.

I also agree to speak/write to as many news people as possible, radio, newspaper, tv whatever get it out there.  People would be outraged to find out how she is running things if they only knew.

If that doesn't work, as a last resort, and only as a last resort (b/c I despise this organization), consider contacting PETA.  I don't like them, but they can get things done and expose things.  Hopefully it won't come to this.

Good luck and keep us updated as to how things are going, both in this situation and in your life.

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This is just a thought because I don't knwo what the laws are like in your area, but if she is misappropriati ng (sp?) government funding, then I would tip off the IRS.  They are the ones who would be most interested in donated non-taxed money not going to the non-profit organization right?  Maybe?
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OMG that's terrible! i would definatly take action, NO ONE like her should be any where near animals! hopefully you can put a stop to it! good thing you're there, at least the poor animals have one advocate.
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If they are a private facility, then they have to report income to the IRS. If they are a 501c3 then they have to make the books available to anyone who asks to review. Both can be sanctioned so to speak by the IRS. Maybe the media would like to know what is going on, maybe an anonymous tip. Also I would definitely contact the IRS and you can remain anonymous with them as well. Contact the HSUS because if they are using the Humane Society Logo etc, then there also has to be some accountability . I have some other thoughts but start there and let me know.

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I don't know how your HS works, but usually, when an animal is put down there is paperwork that has to be filled out for each one with a reason why.  Especially if they are a non-profit organization.  If you can sneak a camera (even on your cell) into the facility, try taking pictures prior to her "killing sprees" so you have tangible evidence to back up you claims.  Since you've already had a run in with this woman, you can send the pics in anonymously with your letter.  You could also try reporting to the local ASPCA, they can't release any information about the who issued a complaint, but they are required by law to follow up on every complaint they recieve.  Because of you, all the animals that suffered at her hand will get thier justice.
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