Glasgow resigns animal control job

Sally Angelle

societytnews@bellsouth.net

ST. MARTINVILLE – The parish’s animal control officer has resigned her position after being arrested for OWI in a parish vehicle, according to Parish President Guy Cormier.

“On Dec. 4, Sara Glasgow resigned her position as the animal control coordinator for St. Martin Parish.” Cormier said.

“On Nov. 29, Glasgow was arrested by the Louisiana State Police for OWI. Her arrest occurred while she was operating the parish vehicle which had been assigned to her in her capacity as the parish’s animal control coordinator. Immediately, upon learning of her arrest, the director of administration and I reviewed the matter with the parish’s legal advisor, after which Glasgow was suspended. She was under suspension at the time of her resignation.”

When contacted by the Teche News, Glasgow declined comment.

Glasgow was hired in 2002 by then Parish President Scott Angelle to run the parish’s first animal shelter. She completed the police academy and was a commissioned post-certified officer.

As animal control officer Glasgow responded to calls about nuisance animals, cruelty cases and livestock animals at large throughout rural St. Martin Parish. She also was licensed to euthanize unadoptable animals in the shelters gas chamber.

Applications are currently being accepted for the position of animal control coordinator. Interested persons can contact the parish government at 394-2200.

According to Cormier, the shelter will continue to operate its current hours of Tuesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. by partime employees Crystal Casey Angelle and Monique Louivere.

The Sheriff’s Office will handle cruelty cases, livestock at large and nuisance animal calls. Local veterinaries will be handling the euthanizing of the animals.

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