In a move that surprised many people, including shelter staff and Volunteers, Vanessa Cowie was escorted from her office at the Salina Animal Shelter on August 15. She is suspended from all of her duties, pending a hearing with Interim Salina City Manager Mike Schrage.
The animal shelter is under the umbrella of Salina Parks and Recreation (which is questionable). The department head Cowie reports to is Salina Parks and Recreation Director Chris Cotton.
The recommendation, by Cotten, for her termination is questionable, considering her excellent track record of accomplishments and successes at the Salina Animal Services and in the community.
Vanessa has hired a lawyer and is prepared to state her case against her supervisors, but as we all know, lawyers aren't free, and certainly aren't cheap.
We'd like to help her out with these expenses. She has done so much for the community, and its time to give back, and help her in her time of need. We are just guessing here, but we think her legal fees will cost around $5,000.
- Animal Doctor
- JoAnn Cunningham
- Deborah Mildfelt
- Janet Rowland
- Kim Gillam
Fundraising team: Bring Vanessa Back (3)
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