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Review for Middleburg Humane Foundation, Marshall, VA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Ms. Bogley, a Humane Investigator for Culpeper and Fauquier counties, who is, at the same time the founder and executive director of the Middleburg Humane Foundation. She is paid a salary by this non-profit of more than $65,000 by the foundation. Ms. Bogley is by all appearances in violation of Virginia Code § 3.2 6557 which states:
§ 3.2-6557. Animal control officers and humane investigators; limitations; records; penalties

A. No animal control officer, humane investigator, humane society or custodian of any public or private animal shelter shall (i) obtain the release or transfer of an animal by the animal's owner to such animal control officer, humane investigator, humane society or custodian for personal gain or (ii) give or sell or negotiate for the gift or sale to any individual, pet shop, dealer, or research facility of any animal that may come into his custody in the course of carrying out his official assignments. No animal control officer, humane investigator or custodian of any public or private animal shelter shall be granted a dealer's license. Violation of this subsection is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Nothing in this section shall preclude any animal control officer or humane investigator from lawfully impounding any animal pursuant to § 3.2-6569.

This means that this non-profit which is controlled by Ms. Bogley is receiving animals by the county judges that is in direct conflict of interest between a government official (Humane Investigator) and a non-government entity (Middleburg Humane Foundation). In other words, an official comes to your place, seizes animals, and then raises money by PayPal for their non-profit on the backs of those animals? Who would want to support an organization whose interests, by all appearances, could be involved in such a scheme?

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