CHICAGO (CBS) — Three Chicago Animal Care and Control workers responsible for leaving a dog in a van for five days have been suspended, even though the city’s inspector general recommended two of them be fired.
A 1-year-old pitbull mix named Missy was accidentally left in a city dog pound van for five days last April, with almost no food or water. She survived, and later was transferred to a rescue group to be put up for adoption.
Missy — who’s been renamed Monkey because of her energy level — was adopted through the rescue group Found Chicago, and is doing well in her new home.
Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s office investigated the incident. In a quarterly report released Tuesday, the inspector general’s office revealed it recommended the employee who left Missy in the van and that employee’s supervisor be disciplined “up to and including termination.”