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Director of Franklin County Dog Shelter placed on administrative leave

Baby Boxer dog Layla needs a new home
Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center/Petfinder

Joe Rock, the director of the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center, has been placed on administrative leave following allegations of animal cruelty at the shelter.

Earlier this month, Franklin County Commissioners released a statement confirming that an investigation was underway, after advocates presented their concerns to the commissioners.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, on Monday, Rock was sent a letter from the county administrator which says, “While the operations of the Animal Shelter and your management of the facility are investigated you are immediately being placed on administrative leave, subject to ratification by the Board of Commissioners.”

Rock will not be allowed on county property during the suspension.

Click here to see the dogs listed at the Columbus, Ohio shelter on Petfinder. Photo above is of Layla, a baby female Boxer dog awaiting adoption at the shelter.

Read more on the allegations in Examiner article Franklin County Dog Shelter under investigation following cruelty claims.

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