Guilford County fires 8 animal shelter employees

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Human Resources confirms the animal shelter let go of eight employees, nearly half its staff.

County Commissioner Justin Conrad said, “The county continues to prioritize both the shelter and welfare of animals residing there.”

Conrad confirms there are still employees working for the shelter that were held over from the United Animal Coalition, which ran the shelter for 17 years until its license was revoked for animal cruelty and neglect.

Drew Brinkley, executive director of the animal shelter, had no comment about the layoffs.

Guilford County Human Resources says there are 29 positions at the animal shelter, with 16 vacancies. 13 people are currently working for the shelter.