Posted by: friendsofkinshipcircle | August 30, 2009

LOUISIANA VET KILLS WITHOUT CAUSE

8/28/09: Louisiana Vet Kills Without Cause
ALERT WRITER: Charlotte Bass Lilly, executive director, ARNO
table25@bellsouth.net, 504-522-0222, http://www.animalrescueneworleans.org

BACKGROUND: [EDITED FOR LENGTH]
Charlotte Bass Lilly, ARNO, writes: [August 14] between 6am and 9am, Dr.
Marcy Miranov, Westbank Jefferson Parish shelter contract veterinarian,
traveled to to the Eastbank shelter and took 18 dogs out of the adoptable
kennels, some of whom had been adopted and awaited pickup. In addition she
took the entire population of cat ISO, 13-15 cats and kittens, and
euthanized all by lethal IV injection (with NO pre-sedation).

WHY? There were 12 empty kennels in stray hold, as well as open small
kennels. Many [killed] were highly adoptable small and medium dogs, i.e.
jack russell, min pin, boston terrier mix, chi mix… I can figure no reason
why any doctor of veterinary medicine would do such a thing.

I understand that Dr. Miranov’s contract does not authorize her to be at the
Eastbank shelter, except in a medical emergency. No one okayed the killings,
but the kennel manager and staff stood by quietly — perhaps afraid after
the unexpected firing of Leeann Matherne, past director of Jefferson Parish
Animal Shelter Division. The slaughter continued until Eastbank
veterinarian, Dr. John Edwards, arrived at 9am. He was horrified…

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Some Jefferson Parish adoptables…
LT: Princess, CONTACT Amy, 304-832-4112 or ahmoloney@earthlink.net
RT: Miri, CONTACT fjaskittens@yahoo.com
VIEW MORE ANIMALS: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/jpas.html

PLAYING POLITICS WITH ANIMALS’ LIVES?
Dr. Miranov had recently reported to the DEA that Ms. Matherne was stealing
drugs for resale. DEA found no drugs missing…Matherne was drug tested and
passed. The “drug rumors” arose as retaliation after Dr. Miranov was
terminated by Matherne (but somehow kept her job). This stirs questions
about Jeff Parish authorities. Why was Dr. Miranov allowed to return? Whose
agenda did this suit? Certainly not those with animal welfare in mind…

[ARNO’s] relationship with Jefferson Parish shelters, as well as municipal
shelters in a five parish area, is well-known among rescuers. ARNO has
supplied wet cat food pallets to encourage volunteer TNR efforts. We’ve sent
donated pallets of quality canned dog and kitten food… We’ve taken dogs,
cats, and kittens considered unadoptable due to health/behavioral issues
older age… Our role in helping these shelter animals is purposefully done
to work together towards a no-kill community. Events like [needless
slaughter] send this shelter, and Jefferson Parish, reeling into the past…

TAKE ACTION:
Charlotte Bass Lilly, ARNO, writes: I urge you to call, fax or write. The
horror of this occurrence should result in Dr. Miranov —

  1. Losing her license to practice veterinary medicine, as she has violated her oath;
  2. Charges and prosecution for 33 cases of animal cruelty/abuse;
  3. Termination of her contract to serve the parish in any capacity; and
  4. Reinstatement of Leeann Matherne as Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter Division director.


Aaron F. Broussard, Jefferson Parish President
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 1002; Jefferson, LA 70123
ph: 504-736-6400; fax: 504-736-6638
email: ABroussard@Jeffparish.net
SOURCE: http://www.jeffparish.net/index.cfm?DocID=4
http://www.jeffparish.net/index.cfm?DocID=1376

Jefferson Parish Council:
ChrisRoberts@jeffparish.net, BJLawson@jeffparish.net,
EltonLagasse@jeffparish.net, BBordelon@jeffparish.net,
ByronLee@jeffparish.net, PWJackson@jeffparish.net, JohnYoung@jeffparish.net,
SBurke@jeffparish.net, RBlanchard@jeffparish.net,
ThomasCapella@jeffparish.net, MThomas@jeffparish.net,
BGrenrood@jeffparish.net, LouisCongemi@jeffparish.net,
NNicolosi@jeffparish.net, CynthiaLeeSheng@jeffparish.net,
RHinyub@jeffparish.net

FOR DISTRICT AFFILIATION + FULL CONTACT INFORMATION:
http://www.jeffparish.net/index.cfm?DocID=7

The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter Department
Tiffany Peperone, Interim, Director
#1 Humane Way; Jefferson, LA 70123
ph: 504-736-6111; fax: 504-736-8729
email: JPAnimalShelter@jeffparish.net
SOURCE: http://www.jeffparish.net/index.cfm?DocID=1149

Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine
263 Third Street, Suite 104; Baton Rouge, LA 70801
ph: 225-342-2176; fax: 225-342-2142
email: admin@lsbvm.org
Complaint Form: http://www.lsbvm.org/complaint.pdf
http://www.lsbvm.org/complaints.htm

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  1. I can’t stand the people who can kill animals!


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