- Ohio, USA -
48-years-old CHARLES A. PARKS (pictured) is a deputy warden at the Trumbull County Dog Pound who is facing animal cruelty charges and unbelievably, remains employed by the county!
Animal Welfare League CEO Lori Shandor said in a statement that PARKS “failed to provide necessary care to the dogs housed at the kennel on at least two dates when he was the sole employee tasked with providing this care. Because of the employee and volunteer schedules at the Dog Warden facility, this meant that the dogs would have allegedly been without food, water, medication, and other care for at least 48 hours.”
Ms. Shandor said that AWL Humane Agents investigated this matter after receiving a complaint from the Executive Dog Warden for Trumbull County.
The statement goes on to say: “After reviewing records and hours of surveillance footage, Agents conducted interviews of witnesses and the suspect. As a result of this investigation, the Humane Department determined that a violation of law had occurred and four criminal charges of animal neglect were filed on August 29, 2022 in the Warren Municipal Court.”
Court records show that PARKS, of Sweetbrier Street, Warren, is facing two counts of depriving animals food and water, and two counts of animal cruelty. The charges are second degree misdemeanors and are punishable by up to only 90 days in jail and a meager $750.00 fine.
PARKS will face Judge Terry F. Ivanchak on Friday, September 9, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. for his arraignment.
Tribune Chronicle reports that PARKS has worked for the dog warden’s office since 2018, and I personally have doubts about his past behavior and treatment of the VOICESS VICTIMS in his care!
As reported by WFMJ, “A call to the Trumbull County Dog Wardens Office confirmed that Parks is still on the job as of Tuesday afternoon. The deadline to administer progressive action may have passed. Parks is represented by AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.”
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