Franklin County Dog Shelter Director Ousted

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Franklin County Commissioners voted Thursday to oust the county’s dog shelter leadership after a report confirmed mismanagement.

Franklin County Dog Shelter director Lisa Wahoff and assistant director Craig Turk have been relieved of their duties. Commissioners hired an independent consultant whose report says the dog shelter operated under “dysfunctional leadership.” Half of the shelter’s 66 workers were interviewed.

The report said Wahoff and Craig showed favoritism and allowed bullying and intimidation among colleagues. It also said there was a breakdown in the chain of command.

County Commissioners say they will try to restore the public’s confidence in the agency’s management over the next week. There’s no word about a new director. Wahoff and Turk had been on paid administrative leave since January.

Interview requests with Wahoff were not returned in time for broadcast.

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