TEARS Executive Director Terra Cotromano fired

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The animal rescue group TEARS has fired its long-time Executive Director Terra Cotromano. The board made the decision Wednesday, citing a list of reasons for immediately terminating Cotromano.

Some of the board's allegations include unexplained financial irregularities, improper bookkeeping and failure to ensure humane conditions and care of animals on TEARS property.

The board also asks that people hold off making any cash donations to TEARS right now, while they are investigating the organization's finances.