Protest at Rabun County animal shelter - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Protest at Rabun County animal shelter

Posted: Updated:
A protestor shows off a homemade shirt displaying her outrage over allegations which came to light about by a FOX 5 I-Team Investigation about former Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter director Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby. A protestor shows off a homemade shirt displaying her outrage over allegations which came to light about by a FOX 5 I-Team Investigation about former Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter director Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby.
RABUN COUNTY, Ga. -

Dozens turned out at the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter Saturday, angry over allegations the FOX 5 I-Team exposed earlier this month regarding their "Lucky Dog" program.

Most of the protestors had a direct connection to organization. They hope their protest in front of the Rabun County Courthouse in Clayton will bring justice and information on the animals which were adopted.

The protest comes just days after the shelter's board of directors voted unanimously to fire the woman caught by the FOX 5 I-Team lying to donors.

A former Boggs Mountain employee told FOX 5's I-Team that the shelter's director, Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby, deceived pet lovers through a program called Lucky Dogs. In the program, customers paid at least $100 to ensure that their donated dogs and cats would not be euthanized. However, the I-Team obtained records showing a dozen such animals killed at Boggs Mountain since May.

Boggs temporarily closed after the I-Team caught director Kilby lying about what really happens to some animals put into the Lucky Dog program.

The chairperson of the Boggs board of directors, Penny Burkitt, also resigned from the board. In her resignation letter, Burkitt said she hopes that "as a result of my resignation that the organization can move forward and heal in a more expeditious path."

The state Department of Agriculture counted 109 dogs or cats at Boggs, so they gave immediate permission for them to be transferred to legitimate rescue groups so they could find good homes.

The GBI and local authorities have opened a criminal probe.

CLICK THE ABOVE VIDEO TO WATCH THE LATEST REPORT

RELATED LINKS |

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    #IMREADY Fulton storm spotter training

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:03:42 GMT
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
    Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is inviting residents to become trained storm spotters.The AFCEMA will host a free “SKYWARN” training program on Wednesday.
  • Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:06:56 GMT
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
  • Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:24:40 GMT
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices