The Barrow County animal control director was removed from his position by county commissioners Wednesday after it learned of questionable images he posted online years ago.
According to WSB-TV, one photo was of a dead animal under a “free cat” sign and a video joked about euthanasia, both of which Danyal Harper said he posted 10 years ago on Photobucket.
“They’re extremely inappropriate on any level,” Commission Chair Pat Graham told the TV station.
WSB reported Harper was appointed the agency director on March 25, but after the commission received an anonymous tip concerning the images, it voted him out.
Harper told the station he hasn’t been on Photobucket in 10 years, and while he may have thought the images were funny years ago, “I have no ill heart” against animals.
The report said Harper was demoted, but it wasn’t clear what role he may continue having with the county.