BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Board of Supervisors fired Kern County Animal Control director Jen Woodard in a closed session Tuesday.
"The Board of Supervisors has concluded that a change in leadership of the County's Animal Control Department has become necessary," Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Maggard said on behalf of the Board. "Accordingly, by a unanimous vote, the Board of Supervisors has relieved the Animal Control Director of her duties, effective immediately."
The KCAC recently split with the city of Bakersfield and has relocated to a Fruitvale building.
When the city gave the KCAC until the end of September to move out, Woodard made remarks on Facebook that any animals that were not transfered to the new location would be euthanized. Her comments went viral, receiving a massive response from the public as well as celebrity shoutouts.
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Woodard quickly changed her position claiming the KCAC would do save every animal.
The deputy director Shyanne Schull is stepping in as interim director.
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