Three-legged dogs and one-eyed cats might want to hobble to the next county. There are few animal shelters with no-kill policies in Miami-Dade, and one of them closed last month. The Human Society has since taken over the family-run Pet Rescue in Miami Gardens. But there's more to the story, says Robbie Coy, founder of Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue.
Coy counters, "They were making it seem all wonderful and great." Now he suspects Pet Rescue workers snubbed him because they wanted better jobs with the Humane Society.
Indeed, two former Pet Rescue directors -- M. Gomez and Katherine Wasconis -- are now on the Humane Society's board of directors. Pet Rescue owner Gardner Mulloy is on the board of trustees. Riptide is seeking information about compensation for these positions.
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