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Man says he lost animal shelter job for noting problems

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Monday, August 13 2018 Aug 13, 2018 August 13, 2018 1:03 PM August 13, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: KTBS

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A former employee at a northwest Louisiana animal shelter says he was fired because he reported problems.

Collin Sly of Shreveport on Thursday sued Caddo Parish Animal Services Director Travis Clark and parish Administrator Woodrow Wilson. Local news outlets report Sly worked at the parish animal shelter from February until June.

Sly says that when hired, co-workers instructed him to underfeed the animals to reduce animal waste. The lawsuit says that policy was enforced by Clark and former interim Animal Services Director Kelvin Samuel. Sly alleges that animals weren't given veterinary care unless they were scheduled to be adopted.

He claims he also got into trouble for reporting employee loafing. The lawsuit demands Sly's reinstatement and back wages. Caddo Parish spokeswoman Krystle Grindley says the parish doesn't discuss ongoing lawsuits.

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