Posted: Friday, July 27th 2012 at 4:39pm
Rabun Co. animal shelter director fired amid investigation
CLAYTON - The director of a Rabun County humane shelter at the center of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe has been fired from her job.
According to Fox 5 News, the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter board of directors voted unanimously Thursday to terminate Peanut Kilby's employment.
Kilby was being investigated for allegedly euthanizing hundreds of dogs or cats since May at the so-called no-kill shelter.
Fox 5 News reportedly earlier this week that Kilby was actually charged with animal cruelty 12 years ago after shooting a hunting dog that came onto her property but a jury decided not to prosecute her.
Kilby was put on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigated a number of allegations, including one that indicates Kilby duped animal lovers into paying a hundred dollars to have dogs become part of the "Lucky Dog" program, and sending them letters saying those dogs had been adopted when they'd actually been put down.
Fox 5 also reports that Kilby has faced money troubles in the past. They report that records indicate a lawsuit was filed against her by local merchants and the county tax office for writing bad checks totaling more than $11,000. The suit was apparently dropped once Kilby made good on what she owed.
Local residents are planning a protest against Kilby and the shelter Saturday at noon at the courthouse in Clayton.
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