A cat fight, or technically a personal disagreement, could be what prompted Warren County Animal Control employee Karla Fischbach to tender her resignation.
Fischbach’s resignation became effective Tuesday, March 25. Fischbach cited a personality conflict between her and Animal Control director Kim Pettrey as the reason for her resignation.
Pettrey did not want to elaborate on the disagreement between her and Fischbach. She simply said, “She was a good employee and she is moving on to other things.”
Health and Welfare Committee chairperson Sally Brock said, “I am definitely going to miss her. She was a hard worker. She kept the facility in tip-top shape as far as cleaning. She also volunteered her time transporting animals to rescues. Karla also volunteered with Viola Valley Dogs and Kastaway Kitties with their fundraising efforts. She is a hard worker and she will be missed.”
County Executive John Pelham said, “Karla cares greatly about animals. She has worked hard to find homes for animals either by rescuing them out or by adopting them out. She is a hard worker. We are going to miss her. She did a good job while she was here and her love for the animals was evident. We knew she was doing everything in her power to do the right thing by the animals while she was here.”
Fischbach was hired to work at Animal Control from a field of 13 applicants in January 2013.
Hopefully, 2014 will not be a repeat of 2012, a year in which three different people were hired to work at the facility.
Prior to working at Animal Control, Fischbach trained dogs in different sports, including obedience and tracking. Fischbach also worked as a kennel manager in Illinois for a veterinarian. Prior to her employment, she volunteered at Animal Control with Pettrey, who highly recommended her for the position.
Brock said Fischbach’s position was full-time. The job opening will be posted soon.