Target: Lowanda Kilby
Goal: Apologize to clients for lying about their pets being adopted when they were actually euthanized.
Lowanda Kilby, director of Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter, has recently been convicted of fraud when authorities discovered that nearly one hundred pets have been euthanized at her hand since May of this year. While it seems cruel enough that healthy, fun-loving pets at this no-kill shelter were being put down; an added heartbreak comes in the form of the hundred emails that were sent to former pet owners informing them that their animals were adopted into happy homes. The emails were sent just after the pets were euthanized.
For L0wanda Kilby, the name of the game is profiteering. She gains profit at the expense of pet owners by advertising a “Lucky Dog, Lucky Kitty” program, whereby owners or volunteers can pay a fee of 100 dollars to guarantee that a specific pet will not be euthanized. The money is supposedly used for vaccinations and other medical services in order to defray the costs of adoption. Sadly, the money goes directly into Kilby’s pockets and the healthy pets are conveniently euthanized next door to the clinic, making her business as lucrative as it is deceptive. Lynne Cousins, Kilby’s co-worker, confessed to having sent numerous emails to former pet owners telling them that their beloved animals had been adopted. After two years of lying about the company’s operations, Cousins claimed that she could no longer stand to contribute to the fraud. She was recently interviewed by investigators and made public the information that her director had attempted to keep hidden for so long. Just a day after her confession, Kilby asked her to resign from the shelter, and so she did.
Kilby has now been placed on “administrative leave,” but she refuses to confess that she has lied to patrons and pet owners for several years and continues to claim that her intentions were nothing but honest and good. Not only this, but she denies that any euthanization occurred, despite recently recovered documents proving the mass murder. Kilby owes each trusting client a confession and apology for such a heinous crime, and knowledge of her behavior should be spread so that such cases can be prevented in the future.
Dear Lowanda Kilby,
I am outraged at your attempts to lie to pet owners about the deaths of their beloved animals, and I demand that you confess to this crime and apologize to those you hurt. To claim that your organization is a No-Kill shelter is a lie, and to inflict further damage by lying to those who donate money to save innocent animals is simply appalling. To kill healthy dogs and cats for your business development is inexcusable. The hurt you inflicted on so many trusting people is difficult to comprehend.
The people you have hurt deserve to hear the truth from your lips and they deserve an apology for the pain you have put them through. The hundreds of healthy animals that died at your hands deserved better than the fate you bestowed on them. You owe all these victims nothing less than a confession and apology.
[Your Name Here]