PETA, You’ve Been Lied To—Animal Shelter Manager Fired For Exposing Harmful Shelter Conditions
Note: Please watch this accurate and moving Youtube video a volunteer created about Courtney’s work at the PCAS and her love for the animals there. It will inspire you!
My daughter was fired from her job as manager of the Preston County Animal Shelter tonight, after commissioners got into a tizzy over her use of social media to find homes for abused and abandoned animals. And even with 20 years of journalism experience behind me, I could only sit there and watch it happen. I was powerless to stop it.
I began covering Preston County Commission meetings in 1988, when I was a cub reporter. In all those years, I’ve never seen someone so blatantly lie to the public as happened tonight. Of course, it was never personal for me before tonight. And rarely have I been in possession of so many of the facts I have now, that back up a county employee’s accusations against a corrupt county commission.
I’m not going to go into much more about the commission meeting here—but since it was a public meeting, that means that every word spoken there tonight is on record and anyone can hear it for themselves, simply by getting a copy of the recording or the minutes. (Many of Courtney’s supporters, like me, also taped it.)
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