The Town of Hemsptead Animal Shelter director seen on a YouTube video that surfaced recently depicting employees making obscene gestures, handling a kitten and saying “kill the kitty,” has been reassigned.
Supervisor Kate Murray stated that she has taken “immediate action” on this matter.
Pat Horan, the shelter’s acting director has been reassigned to the Department of General Services. According to a town spokesperson, Horan is currently earning $92,491 in her position.
Additionally, town officials say it will be conducting a search for an animal shelter director immediately.
Horan was also under scrutiny earlier this year when a media outlet reported she had registered to vote in Nassau County, even though records state she resides in Suffolk County.
(Editor's Note: The material in this video may be offensive.)
Andrew Coen contributed to this article.