Renner said Rae had improperly shifted resources from catching strays to the kennel operations, had adopted out risky dogs, and lacked proper management skills.
At a news conference, Renner said Rae's decision to turn two dog catcher jobs into kennel caretaker positions was a key example of their difference in philosophy.
"I looked at that as a management decision and a management decision that I vehemently disagreed with," Renner said.
Monday, October 05, 2009
Ballard Fires Doug Rae At IACC
After barely ten months on the job, Mayor Greg Ballard has fired Indianapolis Animal Care & Control Director Doug Rae. Essentially, the administration is miffed that Rae moved two dog catchers to work at the animal shelter and accuses him of making it too easy for people to adopt pets from the shelter. Terri Kendrick from the Corporation Counsel's office has been tapped to fill in as the interim director. It's disappointing that the administration is not as exacting in its expectations of the people who run the Capital Improvement Board and the Indianapolis Water Company. Mismanagement of those public bodies has resulted in higher taxes and higher water rates. The IACC runs on a shoe-string budget. From the Star's Heather Gillers: