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Fired NC animal control director charged with animal cruelty

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MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. — An animal control director in North Carolina who was fired after not properly euthanizing a cat now faces a charge of animal cruelty involving a dog.

Pete Brock

Pete Brock

WITN reported that Pete Brock is no longer a county employee in Martin County after being fired last month for “grossly inefficient job performance.”

Brock was fired after a cat he was trying to euthanize was found alive in a freezer the next day, according to the station.

On Friday, Brock turned himself in on a charge of felony cruelty to animals. That charge involves a dog he authorized to be put down. He allegedly shot the dog multiple times with darts containing euthanasia solution.

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