Friday, January 31, 2014

Animal Control Chief Suspended For Tipping Off Shelters About Planned Sweeps

WRTV's investigative reporter Kara Kenney is reporting that a two-day suspension has been handed to Indianapolis' Animal Care and Control Director Dan Shackle after it was learned that he tipped off two animal shelters about a planned sweep being conducted by a several agencies, including the city's Department of Code Enforcement. Shackle gave a heads up to the Southside Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of Indianapolis before the multi-agency sweep.  “In retrospect, it was not the right thing to do,” said Shackle. “There was no ill intent involved.” “We’ve done inspections for a number of years and will continue to do them,” said Shackle.

1 comment:

Indy Rob said...

On one hand, while I think that animal shelter complaints should result in prompt unannounced inspections, there seems to be more than a tinge of zealous government overreach in setting up multi-agency surprise inspections of twenty seven animal shelters. More like the government is trying a sting operation instead of just normal code enforcement.