Cobb County officials respond to a Letter to the Editor published Thursday that alleges wrongful disciplinary action against an animal control employee.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Julia Harris
Friday, November 11, 2011
Cindy Ganues, an Animal Care Specialist of Cobb County Animal Control, has allegedly been disciplined twice for removing euthanasia-bound animals from the shelter during her days off. Robert Quigley, Director of Cobb County Communications, would not confirm or deny disciplinary action and told Northeast Cobb Patch, "The county doesn't discuss disciplinary measures with the public concerning an employee." Quigley added that the county does not prohibit animal control employees from working with rescue groups. He would not discuss the details of disciplinary action brought against Ganues. Ganues could not be reached for comment. Ganues faces a 40-hour suspension for allegedly organizing a rescue group to remove shelter cats scheduled for …
A Cobb County Animal Control worker has been disciplined twice for saving animals from imminent death during her personal time. A rescue group asks that you help her appeal a proposed 40-hour suspension.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Dear Editor, Cindy Ganues at Cobb County Animal Control needs our help. The current animal shelter leadership has elected to discipline her not just once, but twice, for working during her off hours to save animals from imminent death. The first occurrence resulted in her receiving an eight-hour suspension. The second occurrence resulted in a recommendation for a 40-hour suspension. And who knows what the cost may be for a subsequent "violation"? Loss of a job she's held for over 30 years? On the first occasion Cindy was punished, she was off work. She learned that three dogs had been sent unexpectedly to a local veterinarian for euthanasia. Cindy knew the dogs were healthy and adoptable. She asked the veterinarian to delay euthanasia …