- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Humane Society is denying allegations brought up in lawsuit filed by its former executive director, who said she was fired for reporting concerns such as allegations of animal mistreatment.

The Citizen reports (https://bit.ly/1ucCTPS) its board of directors says it believes all allegations by Mary Di Maria will be found baseless and without merit. The board voted to fire Di Maria on Dec. 11, 2013.

Di Maria, of Moultonborough, filed her lawsuit in Belknap Superior Court on Monday. She said she was fired after reporting animals were being euthanized without the needed approval, surgery was being performed on animals that were not fully anesthetized and that a failure to perform timely exams on cats resulted in a number of them acquiring respiratory infections.

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