On April 5, 2011 I raised questions about an employee of Metro Animal Services responsible for animal medication who has a past drug conviction.
Here’s that story:
Another Troubling Metro Animal Services Issue?
April 5th, 2011 by jake · 26 Comments
We hear that Metro Animal Services doesn’t maintain pain medication beyond aspirin. So animals arriving after having been hit by a car or otherwise seriously injured allegedly don’t receive serious pain relievers. Many are questioning the practice – including veterinarians that have reached out to us and the audit team.
But why is this? Is it because employees can’t be trusted? Dismas Charities workers want to steal narcotics? What?
Allegedly, there’s an employee in charge of ordering the medication who could potentially have a past drug conviction from another state. If so, that’d maybe prevent them from being involved with certain types of veterinary drugs.
If these allegations are based in fact and there’s a staffer with a felony drug conviction? And they’ve handled euthanasia drugs? Then this is not good.
Hoping with everything we’ve got that none of this is true. But since we get cursed at and loosely threatened when asking questions, well, we’re forced to ask them publicly.
Unfortunately, it’s been four months and nothing has changed. Other than the fact that I’ve been able to determine this isn’t just rumor.
It’s the Veterinary Services Supervisor, who made $36,092.42 in 2010.
As we said in the comments at the time, this isn’t a personal attack on anybody’s past mistakes. But it sure the heck is an observation about why there are so many problems at LMAS.
There is no strategic plan for LMAS at this point. Scally has none and he admitted it at the press conference where he was announced. At the same presser where Sadiqa Reynolds refused to let anyone ask Scally questions that didn’t go through her. The same presser where Sadiqa had the gall to say that if your’e not with them, you’re against them (she’s really good at community building, if you couldn’t tell). And he admitted it during his first day on the job.
So we’re bringing this up – again – with hopes that Scally will do something about the problem and turn that place around. And, yes, I could sit on this for a while and rub it in his face a few months down the road… but why do that?
P.S. For those LMAS staffers who are now afraid to talk after hearing from Sadiqa, I’d like to remind you of Kentucky’s whistleblower statutes. If you’re threatened in any way for trying to do the right thing, this community will back you up.