Leonard has asked the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the disappearance of the dog’s remains.
A county spokeswoman declined comment Thursday, citing pending litigation.
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Ten-year-old Dyson was euthanized at the shelter five days after the dog was picked up out of the Glowney’s Kettering yard in 2016, according to the civil complaint filed in September.
The Glowneys were prosecuted for misdemeanor animal cruelty/neglect. They pleaded no contest and were found guilty. They have since appealed the decision in the case in which Kettering Municipal Court Judge Fred Dressel ordered Dyson’s frozen body kept as evidence.
In September, the Glowneys filed a civil lawsuit against the ARC, its then-director Kumpf and other defendants, alleging 20 counts including negligence, constitutional violations, trespassing, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other tort complaints.
“All of this is very wearing – especially on Lindsey Glowney … The one thing she wanted was the remains back,” said Leonard, a Wright State University professor who was once Dayton’s mayor and Ohio’s lieutenant governor.
“This has just been one more screw up somewhere along the line related to the Animal Resource Center,” Leonard said. “It just seems like it’s one thing after another.”
On the heels of an independent examination of the shelter in late November, Montgomery County Commissioners voted this month to terminate Kumpf’s employment with the county. He was ARC director since 2006.
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In a separate civil case involving the ARC, Montgomery County has been accused of destroying “truck logs,” potential evidence related to the 2014 dog-mauling death of Klonda Richey, who made numerous calls to the ARC about her neighbors’ dogs.
The suit brought by Richey’s estate alleges Kumpf refused to act to protect Richey and that the Animal Resource Center “willfully and with malicious purpose destroyed highly relevant public records with intent to disrupt plaintiff’s existing lawsuit against defendant Mark Kumpf,” a complaint updated in August reads.
Truck logs from 2013 and 2014 — during the period just preceding Richey’s death — had been destroyed in November 2017, according to a handwritten list produced by ARC supervisor Robert Sexton during a March deposition. Sexton also testified that the truck logs for 2011 and 2012 had also been destroyed but provided no documentation.
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The recent assessment of the ARC by Team Shelter USA identified dozens of “emergency action steps” to be addressed. The report described a facility short staffed with employees suffering from burnout and unable to provide appropriate care for animals.
A malfunctioning freezer received special mention in the consultants’ final report: “Deceased bodies thawing in freezer with strong stench smelled in euthanasia room and nearby hallways.”