Lowanda "Peanut" Kilby, the former director of a Georgia "no-kill" humane animal shelter, is facing multiple charges after she allegedly collected funds to save animals, and then killed them anyway, reported Friday's U.S. News.
Kilby acted as the director at the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter where an undercover investigation by WAGA TV revealed that she had collected funds from people who intended to spare the lives of pets who wound up being killed anyway.
On Wednesday night, a grand jury in Rabun County returned the 60-count indictment against Kilby, who is facing felony charges for theft, deception and violating Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
Kilby surrendered to the authorities on Wednesday, but was released on bond a short time later.
Not long after the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter was investigated, the facility closed its doors.
The investigation revealed that supporters who had paid funds which were intended to guarantee that a dog's life would be spared, were duped into believing that their sponsored animal had been adopted, when in fact, the animal had been put down.
In the indictment, the names of 28 dogs who were killed are listed - on that list are the names: Buddy, Georgie, Brady, Tug, Tank, Red, Spot, Jake, Ginger, Denver, Toshie, Kelly, Dixie, Roger, Nora, Spike, Boss, Lola, Oreo, Sally, Pookie, Brownie, Thor, Jenny, Molly, Tuxedo, Jersey, Bart.
Prior story on this situation can be found here.
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