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ACO Brittany Roberts has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Detroit Animal Control after she says she was fired in September for advocating for the animals in the facility. Ms. Roberts says she saw seriously injured pets impounded and left to suffer without vet care until they died. One dog who had been hit by a car was left in a wheelbarrow at the pound for days. The wheelbarrow is normally used to transport dead bodies to the freezer.
In interviews with local media, Ms. Roberts said the dogs were never walked and were forced to live in their own waste. Illness was rampant throughout the facility and she often saw healthy animals become sick very quickly. Many animals died in their cages from illness or starvation. Workers would walk around the facility each morning to count the number of animals that had…
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