2010-09-02 / Family

Shelter Manager Who Mistook Pet For Coyote Resigns

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Franklin County Humane Society shelter manager has resigned following criticism after she misidentified someone's pet dog as a coyote and had it removed.

Lori Goodlett told The State Journal her pet of 11 years, an American Kennel Club-registered Sheba Inu named Copper, disappeared from her fenced back yard on July 3.

Police found the dog and took it to the shelter, but Regina McDaniel thought it was a coyote and made police come back for it. The department turned the animal loose behind a home improvement store after consulting with a wildlife expert. The dog is still missing.

Franklin County Humane Society board interim president Paul Brooker said on Saturday that McDaniel had resigned and would leave on Tuesday. He said her resignation `”was in the best interest of the animals.”

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