Robertson Pleased with Verdicts, Shelter's Changes
By Bill Hughes
PADUCAH, KY - Now that the first trial involving workers at the McCracken County Humane Society is over, the man who brought everything to light is optimistic about the society's future.
Delana Hall was convicted of illegally euthanizing animals at the McCracken County Humane Society without a license, and Beau Anderson pled guilty to falsifying business records, after Jeremiah Robertson alerted authorities to illegal euthanizations. Federal whistle-blower laws allowed Robertson to keep his job, and Hall is still employed there, too. Jeremiah says progress has been made since everything was revealed to the public, and he's proud to have done his part.
"The board's more active, the place is clean, the animals are treated well. Depending on what their situation is with Delana - if she's still going to be an employee or not - that is still in question, but they're heading in the right direction," Robertson said Friday inside the McCracken County Courthouse.
When asked if he was happy with the results of the trials of Anderson and Hall, Robertson alluded to the upcoming trial in which Anderson faces charges of cruelty to animals, for euthanizing dogs and cats by the 'heart stick method' without sedating them first.
Robertson said, "We're halfway there now, we'll find out more at the end of September."
Robertson's recordings of dogs fighting for their lives while being euthanized will likely be a major part of the Commonwealth's case against Anderson. The trial is set for Sept. 28.