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Report: Barrow Animal Control Director Demoted for 'Inappropriate' Online Photos

One photo was of a dead animal under a “free cat” sign and a video joked about euthanasia; Danyal Harper said he posted them 10 years ago on Photobucket.

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.

Read the entire report here

Octo Slash April 04, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Since when is bad taste in humor cause for demotion? I'm thinking the board just doesn't like the guy, and they pounced on the first thing available to knock him down a few pegs. Ridiculous. He should sue their azzes off.
Ronnie Goldberg Schmucker April 04, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Are you nuts! That is not funny on any level it is sick.
Lee Bridges April 07, 2014 at 11:53 PM
Octo- Bad humor about ANY other subject besides the suffering and death of an animal BY THE ANIMAL DIRECTOR is not humor at all. It shows a lack of care and conscience for animals by the VERY ONE that should show the MOST. Hell yeah, he needs to be gone!!

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