Nancy Benton is a freaking KILLER

Nancy Benton is a freaking KILLER

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News

Frankfort, KY

#1 Dec 13, 2012
Get her ass out of Kentucky, she is a waste.
JCR

Frankfort, KY

#2 Dec 13, 2012
Dear Jessica and Randall,
I appreciate you writing me and am sorry about Penny.
The most difficult decision of shelter management is euthanasia. Nancy Benton, with the assistance of staff and volunteers, does everything she can to avoid it. Her record for her first five months as manager is a 95% live release rate for dogs, which is outstanding for any shelter, especially one with open admission. Unfortunately, when that 5% has a name and an emotional connection it is still sad and tragic.
Right now our shelter is above capacity. The inside kennels are full and dogs can’t be held for long in the outside kennels due to the colder weather. Nancy has had to make very difficult decisions lately.
It would have been great if you could have adopted Penny, but because of the incident that occurred it doesn’t sound like that would have been possible. Penny was on Petfinder during and after your foster care. She was up for adoption at the shelter and rescue otherwise, but with no success.
I and the board of directors of the FCHS fully support Nancy Benton as shelter manager and feel that her record of success speaks for itself.
Sincerely,
Sam Marcus
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We are contacting you because we are very upset with Nancy at the Franklin county humane society. We had fostered a pity bull mix named penny. We were only supposed to have her for two weeks. We ended up having her for almost five months. Penny got into a scuffle and got injured. Nancy said to bring her down so that the vet could see her, so me and my daughter did so. When we got there the staff at the humane society were very rude. They acted like it was our fault that she got injured. The staff said they were going to keep penny there because they are doing away with the foster program and this away people could see her and she would get adopted. So we said ok and told them that if she did not do well or if she was in danger of being euthananised to contact us and we would come and get her. I recieved an anamous phone call telling me that penny was put to sleep on Monday the tenth. We loved penny and now our hearts are broken. Nancys excuse for putting her down was that she was feral. Penny was no where near being feral she lived with me my husband three kids four dogs and a cat. Nancy is a mean, sneaky, lier. At the same time penny was out to sleep there was an adoption program going on at petco. Nancy didn't even try to send penny. I am so upset at the way that the FCHS is being ran that I have contacted news channel 27 and wlex 18 and made them aware of the situation. I hope that you recieve this and are able to take care of this problem its to late for penny but not for other animals that she is planning on killing. She killed a very good dog for no reason!!!
Patron

Frankfort, KY

#3 Dec 13, 2012
I went to look at dogs last week. That fag down there is disgusting. He is rude, not helpful and mean to people and probably the animals as well. Evidently they will employ anything.

I asked the fat manager about a particular dog, and she had no answers for me and told me she is not hands on with the animals?????????? WTH
She ignored me, turned her back and was basically very rude.

Keep on supporting this SAM MARCUS, you are about stupid yourself.

“I never LQQK back, soooooooooo”

Since: Nov 12

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#4 Dec 13, 2012
JCR wrote:
Dear Jessica and Randall,
I appreciate you writing me and am sorry about Penny.
The most difficult decision of shelter management is euthanasia. Nancy Benton, with the assistance of staff and volunteers, does everything she can to avoid it. Her record for her first five months as manager is a 95% live release rate for dogs, which is outstanding for any shelter, especially one with open admission. Unfortunately, when that 5% has a name and an emotional connection it is still sad and tragic.
Right now our shelter is above capacity. The inside kennels are full and dogs can’t be held for long in the outside kennels due to the colder weather. Nancy has had to make very difficult decisions lately.
It would have been great if you could have adopted Penny, but because of the incident that occurred it doesn’t sound like that would have been possible. Penny was on Petfinder during and after your foster care. She was up for adoption at the shelter and rescue otherwise, but with no success.
I and the board of directors of the FCHS fully support Nancy Benton as shelter manager and feel that her record of success speaks for itself.
Sincerely,
Sam Marcus
----------
We are contacting you because we are very upset with Nancy at the Franklin county humane society. We had fostered a pity bull mix named penny. We were only supposed to have her for two weeks. We ended up having her for almost five months. Penny got into a scuffle and got injured. Nancy said to bring her down so that the vet could see her, so me and my daughter did so. When we got there the staff at the humane society were very rude. They acted like it was our fault that she got injured. The staff said they were going to keep penny there because they are doing away with the foster program and this away people could see her and she would get adopted. So we said ok and told them that if she did not do well or if she was in danger of being euthananised to contact us and we would come and get her. I recieved an anamous phone call telling me that penny was put to sleep on Monday the tenth. We loved penny and now our hearts are broken. Nancys excuse for putting her down was that she was feral. Penny was no where near being feral she lived with me my husband three kids four dogs and a cat. Nancy is a mean, sneaky, lier. At the same time penny was out to sleep there was an adoption program going on at petco. Nancy didn't even try to send penny. I am so upset at the way that the FCHS is being ran that I have contacted news channel 27 and wlex 18 and made them aware of the situation. I hope that you recieve this and are able to take care of this problem its to late for penny but not for other animals that she is planning on killing. She killed a very good dog for no reason!!!
Awe, that's terrible. You have every reason to be upset. This woman has NO business working with animals.
Guy

Shepherdsville, KY

#5 Dec 13, 2012
"I am so upset at the way that the FCHS is being ran that I have contacted news channel 27 and wlex 18 and made them aware of the situation."

(PHONE RINGS)
RECEPTIONIST: "Good morning, WKYT-27."

CALLER: <incoherent blathering about the Humane Society putting down a dog>

RECEPTIONIST:(places hand over phone) "Okay, whose turn is it to deal with the Frankfort humane society nutjobs this time?"

(Entire WKYT staff runs to bathroom and hides)
Mayor McSleaze

Frankfort, KY

#7 Dec 13, 2012
spay & neuter your pets... and yourselves.

do everyone a favor. we don't need more of either.
Well

Frankfort, KY

#8 Dec 13, 2012
Ask the fat woman what happened when the dog had an accident in the car she just cleaned???????? She jerked it out on the ground and whooped it....

THAT is your director of the Humane Society....
Oh dear

Dallas, TX

#9 Dec 13, 2012
Well wrote:
Ask the fat woman what happened when the dog had an accident in the car she just cleaned???????? She jerked it out on the ground and whooped it....
THAT is your director of the Humane Society....
Did you see this occur?
video

Frankfort, KY

#10 Dec 13, 2012
I think people should start filming or recording their interactions with these awful people so you will have proof of this craziness. If people keep bringing it up, there is obviously a problem.

This sounds like a VERY legitimate complaint, as I foster for other organizations myself. I could NOT IMAGINE one of my fosters being put down and WITHOUT notice to me. Those who get tired of hearing about it are probably part of the problem and should be called to action and support the shelter and it's GOOD efforts and accomplishments. We have come so far b/c of good people stepping up, but we have farther to go.
Wow

Frankfort, KY

#11 Dec 13, 2012
I hope she is haunted by this dog and every other she has had destroyed needlessly.
seriously

Lawrenceburg, KY

#12 Dec 13, 2012
really? again?

ALERT THE MEDIA! a KILL SHELTER who has to take in every over bred dog in the freaking county had to put a dog to sleep.

Grow up city of frankfort, find something else to occupy your time. We are tired of hearing about it.
Rescue Pets

Frankfort, KY

#13 Dec 13, 2012
The volunteers at Petco who do portable adoptions are very pushy and rude too. Please keep staff, volunteers and all the animals in your prayers. i'm sure their jobs are hard. Hate to hear the shelter is still having problems.
State Journal

Frankfort, KY

#14 Dec 19, 2012
Can't view the article. Can someone post it here please?

To "seriously", if you r tired of hearing about it, WHY did you read it?!! You are probably part of the problem.

Thank you to all of those that do volunteer, foster, etc. to help save lives every day, every holiday, and for cleaning up Frankfort's homeless animals.
Hmmm

Frankfort, KY

#15 Dec 19, 2012
Decision to euthanize dog angers couple who fostered her
But Humane Society manager says there was no reason to notify; pit bull mix returned to shelter injured, flea-ridden
By Ryan Quinn Published: December 19, 2012 10:34AM
A local couple is angry that the Franklin County Humane Society did not call them before it euthanized a pit bull mix the two had been fostering for months.
The dispute involves conflicting stories: The couple, Randall Hurd and Jessica Perkins, took the foster dog, Penny, to the shelter for medical treatment in November. They said they told the shelter to call them if it planned to euthanize her so that they could intervene and adopt her.
Shelter Manager Nancy Benton, who made the choice to euthanize and was not present when Penny was taken in for treatment, confirmed that the couple was not told that Penny was to be put down.
But she said the shelter had no reason to inform the couple of the euthanasia because the dog was injured at their home and flea-ridden when it arrived for treatment. Benton said that made Hurd and Perkins ineligible to adopt Penny.
“The intention from the very beginning was not to place it back in the home,” Benton said.
But Assistant Manager and Veterinary Assistant Lauren Bailey, despite standing by Benton’s other information, said that if the couple had asked to adopt Penny after the injury, the shelter would have still allowed them to adopt.
Hurd and Perkins said the only reason they heard of Penny’s euthanasia was because they got an anonymous call from a shelter worker saying that the dog was put to sleep on Dec. 10.
The anonymous caller, they added, said others at the shelter were upset about the decision and that one employee had quit a day after Penny was put down.
Benton said an employee had recently quit, but said it had nothing to do with Penny.
Penny was a stray that the shelter brought in on June 21, Benton said. In August, Hurd and Perkins took the dog into their home as a foster.
In November, Penny, who Perkins said was 10 years old, was brought back into the shelter for vet attention after she got into a fight with another of the couple’s pit bulls over a traffic cone. The dogs injured each other.
The shelter, still the legal owner of Penny, because she was a foster, took her in for treatment.
Perkins said the shelter offered to let the couple adopt Penny on the day she brought the dog in, but she didn’t have the money. Bailey disputes that such an offer was made, but said adoption was still an option if the couple had asked.
The couple expressed anger that they were never called about the euthanasia, but Bailey and Benton countered that the couple never called to ask about the dog.
Hmmm

Frankfort, KY

#16 Dec 19, 2012
“They never once called about her,” to even inquire about her wounds, Benton said.
Perkins, however, said she called once.
Benton noted that the couple had not chosen to adopt Penny for the several months they had fostered her and said they weren’t working on finding her another home.
Benton said that when she arrived for work at the shelter on Dec. 10, all available space was full, so she had to euthanize.
She said she narrowed the candidates for euthanasia by which ones had behavioral problems.
“(Penny) had had a behavioral issue where she had attacked a dog she had been living with for four months,” she said. Penny was put down.
Perkins said there was no behavioral issue.
“There was no way she was feral living with five people and four other pets,” Perkins said of Penny’s time in her home.“She used to sleep with the kitten.”
The couple complained to Sam Marcus, president of the Humane Society’s board. Marcus told The State Journal he has full confidence in Benton, who has led the shelter since June, and pointed out the shelter’s low euthanasia rate compared to much higher rates under previous managers.
According to the Humane Society’s statistics, it has a 95 percent live release rate for dogs.
Marcus also said the shelter may be lacking space because dogs can’t be held outside in the winter and because the shelter is still housing 20 or more dogs seized as part of the William and Sandra Coy animal cruelty case. The couple was ordered in August to surrender their animals, including more pit bulls.
“It really expends our resources and fills up our kennels,” he said.
Benton also said that, for reasons unrelated to the incident involving Penny, the shelter is doing away with its foster program save for medical and special needs animals.
“It’s not turning out to be what it was originally designed for,” Benton said.
She said the shelter had problems with people who fostered pets for long periods of time without adopting them or trying to find others willing to adopt. The shelter also has had difficulty tracking down animals fostered to people who have moved.
well

Frankfort, KY

#17 Dec 19, 2012
It seems to me, if Randall and Jessica really cared about this dog, they would have adopted it when they had the chance. THey had 5 months to make up their mind. But they didn't, and they weren't taking care of it very well or protecting it from getting chewed up by their other dogs.
Now they want to cry foul ? Sounds to me like they are just as much to blame as the shelter.
Foster

Frankfort, KY

#18 Dec 19, 2012
I have fostered for them and they are clueless as to who even has the animals, before now. As far as Bailey + Benton saying she never called...they do not answer the phone and are not always there, so for them to say the lady never called is ridiculous and they would never know if the wrong person answered the call, or if the call went unanswered.

I really wish this place would recover from its bad rep. It is really a shame that good animals have to be put down for space....

Thanks "well" for posting the details.

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