Carthage humane society board member is violating their bylaws.
Koams kaitlyn shive has more.
An explosive argument between a resident and the carthage humane society board president led to an early closing of the monthly meeting.
Dianne hays who volunteers with the humane society spoke up about the organizations spay and neuter bylaw that she believes a board member is violating.
"i asked a board member who was talking about her numerous dogs and so i asked her if she had all of those dogs spayed and neutered and she told me that they had and then i discovered when i just happened upon her facebook page and its a public page and i browsed through it and i saw that one of her dogs had puppies on august 5th and she had them up for sale."
Section five of the bylaws are expectations for the board of directors which include advocating for the spay and neuter of all pets and the adopt dont shop theories to the public and for their own pets.
"its an expectation but its a professional expectation and certainly one that should be adhered to since there are so many animals, many animals that come in that animal control brings in that are a result of lack of spay and neutering" hays believes the member should resign but board president jonathon roberts says they do advocate for spay and neuter but can not control what a member does with their own pets.
"i think the board member is following those rules with a majority of their pets and then they choose on some of their pets to not for their reasons, you know its everybodys choice on how they would like to have their animals bred and if some choose to have them where they can not have future animals then thats totally fine and if they want to have future babies to spread that love to other people or their family then im fine with that too" the board went into closed session to discuss the issue of concern.
"were okay with citizens bringing things like this to our attention so that we can address them but to ask an individual to change their personalities, likeliness how they feel about things is not soemthing a humane society was made to do" "as a public person on the carthage human society board who should be adovacting for that and shes not then i think she should resign" in carthage kaitlyn shive koam news jordan: roberts says the board of directors next steps are to look into and review their by-laws.