State Asks Court to Oust Humane Society Officers

1 decade 2 years 1 week ago Tuesday, June 05 2007 Jun 5, 2007 Tuesday, June 05, 2007 9:27:51 AM CDT June 05, 2007 in News
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CARTHAGE (AP) - The state is asking a court to remove three paid officers of the Carthage Humane Society over alleged financial misdeeds and poor animal care. State Attorney General Jay Nixon said he wants the local Humane Society to continue operating but without its current executive director and two board members. Nixon filed a petition in Jasper County Circuit Court that seeks to dissolve the current board but not disband the organization. The state wants the ouster of executive director David Butler, board president Charles Miller and board treasurer William Johnson. A Carthage lawyer representing the board said the states allegations are conclusions without facts. Lawyer James Spradling said the group is prepared to go to court to prove that Humane Society officers are innocent of the charges.

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