Blogger Rattlin’ Georgia’s Cages wrote at some unknown date about
The author of this website is NOT an attorney, nor is attempting to
provide legal advice to ANY person or organizational entity. The author of
this website does not, nor does this website, represent, nor is affiliated
with, the Ga. Department of Agriculture Animal Protection Division. The
author of this website is a previous employee of the Ga. Department of
Agriculture, employed as an Animal Protection Inspector, from Dec 2003
until July 29, 2004.
The Ga. Department of Agriculture Animal Protection
Office was audited in 2000.
This office was also reviewed, by the State Audit Office, in 2003,
for a follow up – to determine if this office was adhering
to the state auditor’s recommendations.
* My comments are in red text.
I’ve included here a couple of examples from that audit,
with that blogger’s comments in red. -jsq
The Department has the authority to suspend or revoke a facility’s
license. If a facility is found to be operating without a license, the
Program notifies the facility of the licensure requirement, provides a
copy of the standards that must be met to obtain a license, and schedules
a pre-license inspection.
* Unlicensed breeders found to be operating unlicensed were not, during
my employment, monetarily fined for violations. Under the authority of
the Ga. Admin Procedures Act, Ag AP could, but rarely did, fine a person.
John, this is the first open records reguest I did with GDA. The rest
will be in order of date of the request.
The document Shirley King attached for Item #2 was this
of a letter
from Joe Pritchard of 27 August 2010
telling USDA GDA all employees (presumably of the animal
shelter) had been drug-tested and were being interviewed.
Documents about the animal shelter are appearing
here on the LAKE web pages.
Here are the messages Susan Leavens forwarded along with this particular letter.