An animal control officer in Stoughton, Mass. found a woman’s lost dog — only to give it away as a gift.
As reported by the Brockton Enterprise, an animal control officer, Kristin Bousquet, was fired after an internal investigation and hearing revealed that she had found a lost dog belonging to Janet Torren, and inexplicably gave it away to a police officer and his girlfriend to keep as a pet, all the while telling Torren that she had not found the dog, a four year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Shai, who went missing on September 18.
“Shai is like my child,” says Torren, 59. “How could [Bousquet] think that I didn’t love my pet enough to go all out to try to get her back?” Speaking with Paw Nation, Torren recounted the story of the efforts she made to find Shai — and just in the nick of time. When Torren finally was reunited with Shai on October 1, the dog was en route to the airport with her new owners, who were moving to Florida.