Metro Council Animal Services Committee Releases Report

December 17, 2014


For Immediate Release                                                       
Date:  December 17, 2014
Media Contacts:  Stephen Haag, Jr.
574-1204 
Tony Hyatt                                   
574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville, KY- Members of the Louisville Metro Council’s Animal Services Ad-Hoc Committee have submitted their findings as a result of a five month review of Louisville Metro Animal Services and the events surrounding the death of “Sadie”. The report outlines the conclusions and recommendations along with a findings of fact.

“This committee spent much time researching this matter, in an effort to bring to light the events that led to the eventual death of Sadie. While this committee’s work is not complete, we felt it important to summarize the findings of our committee into a document that could be shared with our Metro Council Colleagues and the community as a whole. I look forward to hearing from members of the administration once the Public Integrity Unit report is released, and I am hopeful that our recommendations will be followed as we move to a new calendar year.” - Councilman Kelly Downard

“I am pleased we have moved into the final phase of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Animal Services. It has been a long and difficult process that has given us an opportunity to effect changes in the Animal Services department, as well as Metro Government as a whole, and I look forward to the implementation of corrections to the problems that have surfaced. The most important aspect of this whole investigation is to ensure that no other animals are subjected to the neglect and lack of regard that Sadie endured. Now with a new director and support personnel in place, I hope we are headed in the right direction."  - Councilwoman Cindi Fowler.

Click here to view the full report.