Iredell County Animal Control manager on paid leave after abuse allegations

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STATESVILLE, N.C. —The Iredell County Animal Control manager is on paid leave while the county investigates allegations she put down animals she shouldn’t have and sold others for personal benefit, WSOC reports.

The investigation started after county leaders received an anonymous letter.

According to the report, the county manager said the move to put the Animal Control Director on leave is not an indication of guilt. However, he said the anonymous letter complaining of inappropriate activities at the shelter was so detailed, the manager had to consider the possibility that it came from someone familiar with the department.

Royal has a clean employment record. The county manager said Royal has had no major problems or complaints until the letter was mailed to Iredell County commissioners last week.

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