Murray Bailey, the BARC kennel attendant accused of punching a puppy in the head in June, is no longer working at the facility, Health and Human Services Spokeswoman Kathy Barton tells Hair Balls.
We're waiting to hear if there's an official explanation, but Barton said Bailey was still on his probationary period and was therefore subject to at-will termination.
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A long-time BARC volunteer had accused Bailey, who spent much of the last 13 years in prison on aggravated assault convictions, of punching the puppy. Bailey had said the puppy had bit him, and that he was only hitting the dog to free his hand, according to Barton.