- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - The city animal shelter in Irvine has been ordered to stop euthanizing animals and its top administrator has stepped down following accusations of mismanagement and poor animal treatment.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday (http://lat.ms/16hjS8P ) that Michelle Quigley resigned last week as senior administrator of the Irvine Animals Care Center.

Her resignation came just days after a City Council meeting during which volunteers complained about practices at the facility. Volunteer George Hwang said he knew of three recent incidents of dogs being euthanized even though administrators had no good reason to have the animals killed.

The council has created a two-person subcommittee to help expedite a review of the shelter that was ordered in November when employees, volunteers and animal-rights activists first complained.

Quigley was unavailable for comment.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/

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