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.READ MORE: 'I Missed Him The Whole Time': Chicago Family Grateful As Father Recovers From Shooting, Attempted Carjacking
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.”READ MORE: 1 New York City Police Officer, Suspect Killed In Harlem Shooting