Three animal shelter employees are in trouble over some pictures they took of two cats and a ferret. The incident took place at the Animal Care and Control facility located in Charlotte, NC. All three animals appear to be unconscious in the photos that were taken. One picture shows a cat lying down with a cigarette hanging out of its mouth and a knife in between its paws. A second picture shows a cat with a pen in its mouth. There is a caption on this picture stating “Angry kitty wants to write you a note.” A third picture shows a ferret that is missing its fur and there is a caption on this photo stating “Someone thought it would be funny to Nair.” The pictures apparently were taken in August and posted on Facebook. It was just recently that the pictures have come to the attention of the general public and sparked controversy. According to a spokesperson with the Charlotte-Meckenburg police department both cats were euthanized because they were unhandleable. The ferret was adopted.
City leaders are now trying to determine what course of action to take with these employees. It does not appear that any kind of animal cruelty took place in the photos. Both cats appear to be tranquilized, possibly even deceased at the time of the photos. The employees that took these photos had a poor sense of humor and lack in judgment, especially in posting the photos on Facebook. Tell me below what you think should be done with the employees.