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Humane Society director arrested for ordering worker to break neck of cat leading to its death

By Mason White 3:40 PM September 18, 2017
Andy Sartiano
Andy Sartiano
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A woman in Georgia, who was in charge of helping abandoned animals, was arrested for being cruel to a cat.

According to police, 54-year-old Andy Sartiano ordered a worker to snap the neck of the cat.

The worker followed Sartiano’s order. This brought unnecessary suffering to the helpless cat.

Sartiano was fired from her job as director of the Albany Humane Society, after the incident was uncovered.

The worker who carried out the cruel act, was also fired.

Sartiano was arrested on Wednesday morning, after being charged for giving the employee orders to break the cat’s neck as a form of euthanasia.

Sartiano was charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal. She may face more charges pending further investigation.

The Albany Humane Society released a statement, saying in part: “The Albany Humane Society contacted animal control and provided information regarding the inappropriate treatment of an animal.

“The Society has provided the authorities with all requested information and will continue to cooperate with any investigation.

“Any mistreatment of animals is completely against the mission of the Albany Humane Society to nurture and improve the health of all animals under the care of the Society in an effort to find the animals a permanent home with a loving and caring family.

“The Albany Humane Society takes seriously incidents in which protocol with regard to the treatment of animals is not followed, and it advocates for the ethical and humane treatment of all animals.”