Director quits after Guilford County Animal Shelter fined for leaving dogs out in heat

Drew Brinkley (Joseph Rodriguez/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Animal Services Director Drew Brinkley resigned Wednesday, according to Guilford County Commissioners Board Chair Jeff Phillips.

The resignation comes hours after the shelter was fined $2,500 for housing dogs in outdoor kennels without adequate protection from the sun, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

Phillips said Wednesday night that in May, the commission committed to providing the animals at the shelter with the care they need and deserve, and that swift action would be taken if the animals were not getting what they deserved and the public expects.

Clarence Grier will oversee the operations at the shelter while the county searches for a new director, Phillips said.

The county may consider an interim position while they search for the best qualified person for the job.