Following a 60-day probationary period and months of controversy, Doug Rae has been fired as Administrator of Indianapolis Care and Control.
According to the press release:
"Acting Public Safety Director Mark Renner formally introduced Teri Kendrick this morning as the new Interim Administrator at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control (IACC). Kendrick, a current city prosecutor will take over as the shelters Interim Administrator effective immediately. Tuesday, October 6 will be her first official day on the job. "
"Kendrick brings an abundance of animal welfare and public policy experience to the job having most recently served as Indianapolis' chief litigator on animal welfare cases. Kendrick was a unanimous choice to run IACC after Department of Public Safety officials found grounds to terminate Doug Rae after a 60 day probationary period."
"Indianapolis is very lucky to have someone of Teri's caliber at Animal Care and Control," said Acting Director of Public Safety Mark Renner. "Teri understands the challenges that this job presents, but will work diligently to uphold a high quality of life for both the citizens of Indianapolis and the animals at our shelter."
Supporters of Doug Rae have announced a rally on his behalf and press conference protesting his dismissal. The rally begins at 1:00 at the Broad Ripple Dog Park.
Read what led up to Rae's firing in this week's NUVO cover story http://www.nuvo.net/news/article/doug-raes-last-days