Humane society at odds with former staff over animals, pay

Humane society at odds with former staff over animals, pay

ANNISTON, AL – When Loucretia Morrison worked at the Cheaha Regional Humane Society, she says, she took three dogs home to live with her.

Last week, Anniston police arrested her on misdemeanor theft charges related to those dogs.

Those charges are the latest round in a heated battle over the Humane Society, which runs an animal shelter on Morrisville Road. Former workers claim the shelter, a nonprofit that works on contract with Calhoun County’s government, is riddled with management issues.

“I quit because of the hostile work environment,” Morrison said.

The Cheaha Regional Humane Society has run the shelter on behalf of the county since 2013, when local officials decided to turn over animal control to the nonprofit. It’s run by a director and a handful of volunteers and minimum-wage workers, former employees of the shelter say […]

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