MEMPHIS, TN - Demetria Hogan, the Memphis Animal Control Officer who was fired in July during an investigation of a missing animal, is facing another charge of animal cruelty.
An affidavit says Hogan was charged for an incident on July 12, 2011, when it took her approximately 2 and a half hours to pick up a dog and return it to the animal shelter. When Hogan finally arrived at the shelter, the dog was dead and a veterinarian says it was because of heat stroke.
According to Hogan, the dog was critically injured when she arrived on the scene, but Memphis police officers said the dog was not visibly hurt.
City records say Hogan made false statement about the condition of the dog. And if the dog really was critically injured, then her failure to immediately bring the dog to the shelter was inhumane, animal cruelty and unlawful according to shelter guidelines.