- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A woman who volunteered to clean out kennels and walk dogs at an animal shelter says she was dismissed because of her tattoos and facial piercings.

Collina Hart tells WGCL-TV (http://bit.ly/2dggmiE ) that supervisors at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter told her two months ago that she had to remove her piercings and cover up her arm tattoos. Hart has since been dismissed.

A representative says employees and volunteers must adhere to a grooming policy. Hart says she wasn’t told about the policy when she applied for the volunteer position.

Activists are planning to wear blue wigs Saturday at a protest at the animal shelter in support of Hart, who has dyed blue hair. The protesters also want the shelter be taken out from under the Gwinnett County Police Department.

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Information from: WGCL-TV, http://www.cbs46.com

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