Director of McCracken County Humane Society resigns following undercover video
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - The Director of the McCracken County Humane Society, Shirley Grimes, has announced her intention to resign during the December board meeting.
This comes after an undercover video by a current employee prompted an investigation.
The video showed dying dogs lying in pools of their own blood. A cat was seen roaming loose as dogs took their last breath. Video of the same room on a different day shows that cats died together in a pile. The employee who shot the video said it's not uncommon for dead animals to be left for days and often in the same room with uncaged, live animals.
McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden contacted WPSD Local 6 on behalf of Grimes who relayed the following statement from Shirley Grimes:
"I wish to announce publicly my intention to resign as the Director of the McCracken County Humane Society effective at the next Humane Society board meeting which will be held in early December . I have been the director for 34 years and have poured my heart and soul into caring for these animals. I realize it is my time to step aside and allow new leadership and ideas into the way the humane society is operated. I am very upset and heartbroken over recent revelations of how some of these animals have been euthanized and treated. I cannot describe just how upset I am. I can only hope and pray that what my late husband Dalton Greenfield and I started in 1977 can continue on in a caring and proficient manner. Thank you to everyone who has supported the shelter and I hope and pray they will continue."
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