60-count indictment in alleged no-kill fraud
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, September 2013: (Actually published on October 8, 2013)
CLAYTON, Georgia––A Rabun County grand jury on September 6, 2013 returned a 60-count felony indictment against Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby, former director of the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter. Kilby was charged with “theft, deception and violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act for allegedly mishandling donations,” reported NBC News staff writer M. Alex Johnson. Kilby allegedly killed more than two dozen animals, Johnson wrote, “after having charged their owners $100 or more with the promise to provide all shots and medical care and place their animals with adoptive families.” The Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter, which had claimed to be no-kill, was a finalist in the Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, a competition meant to encourage adoptions. It closed in October 2012, three months after WAGA-TV of Atlanta aired a series of exposes of the alleged deceptive practices.