Andy Sartiano may have misunderstood the demands of her position as the director of the Albany Humane Society.
Sartiano was recently charged for her on-the-job activities of mistreating animals. It was not clear whether the idea came to her as an F-you to her former employers or if it was just her way.
Official word from the society was that Sartiano did not carry out her official duties. That does not necessarily mean she cut off heads and bathed in the blood of puppies while working her 9-5, but it definitely does not get her off the hook, and anything that contributes to the need for that friggin’ Sarah McLachlan commercial should be punishable by at least five years in the joint.
According to WALB, Andy Sartiano was arrested by the Albany Police Department on Wednesday (Sept. 13). She was charged with one count of cruelty to animals.
The cruelty charge stems from giving an employee the order to improperly euthanize a cat “by telling them to break the cat’s neck,” the news site reported. We’re no experts on proper Humane Society procedure, but even we are pretty sure that’s not how it says to do it in the rule book.
Given Sartiano’s alleged penchant for violent bloodshed, the Humane Society actually seems like a pretty good fit for her. While many of the people who work there are great, the sad truth is that it does euthanize animals as a part of its job, though that euthanizing is typically less callous and gleeful than what was described here.
According to the American Humane Society, 56 percent of dogs and 71 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are killed each year. More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification, the organization explains.
Of course, it would probably work out a little more in Garfield’s favor if he didn’t steal your breath while you slept, but that’s neither here nor there. Bottom line: tag your pets or people like Sartiano could be the last thing they ever see.
(Featured Image: Albany Police Department)