BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Allegations of misuse of funds and claims of mass killings at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society in blog posts by the No Kill Movement group have GBHS CEO Allison Black-Cornelius taking to Facebook to address them head on.
"I never ever did anything of the sort. It's not sort of untrue. It's not oh you misunderstood me or maybe they took something out of context. It never happened," Cornelius said in a Facebook video.
Mike Fry with the No Kill group says his organization has received numerous complaints from former GBHS staff members and volunteers.
"I've been doing this work for about 20 years and I've never experienced anything like this," Fry said.
According to Fry, one of the biggest issues is live release reports. He says the kill rates are also too high and that GBHS' numbers about them don't add up. Fry claims Cornelius is ordering animals to be put down.
"They are euthanizing or killing the majority of animals that come through their facility. Month after month, after month and that's not the impression that their members and donors have based on the reporting and statements from the organization," Fry said.
"I have never ordered anyone at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society to euthanize an animal," Cornelius said.
GBHS Vice Chairman Art Edge speaking with WBRC Thursday. He sent cease and desist letters to Fry. Edge says Fry's accusations are baseless. He's launching an investigation into the No Kill Movement website.
"Their allegations are not based in fact. The numbers are available on our website as they have been. They are required by law to be published. I think that the group has misinterpreted some of the numbers or they have decided to interpret them in a way that suits their agenda," Edge said.
Cornelius feels GBHS is being bullied by Fry and others.