Dismissed LMAS volunteer takes case to Metro Council

Briana Holloway
Briana Holloway

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville Metro Animal Services volunteer says she was dismissed after she posted videos of shelter dogs on her Facebook page took her case to the Metro Council Thursday night.

Briana Holloway told the council her constitutional rights were violated and shared her ideas on how LMAS can do a better job of meeting their goals.

Holloway had been a volunteer for Metro Animal Services since May 2012 and she thought she was doing a good job. She wanted to help the dogs get adopted so she would post videos of them playing and getting exercise at the Manslick shelter.

Holloway felt especially attached to a pit bull mix named Big Red and when she found out Big Red was euthanized, she posted the words "RIP Big Red," along with the video she made.

After she posted to Facebook Holloway received a call from a Metro Animal Services administrator telling her she was not allowed to take or post videos unless they were approved through management.  Holloway was told she was not allowed to volunteer for a month and then she can meet with administrators to talk about the future.

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