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Supporters of Laurie Hollywood gather outside courthouse

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Stamford, CT | Added on July 10, 2014 At 03:54 PM

The former director of Stamford’s Animal Control Center, Laurie Hollywood, was arraigned on reckless endangerment charges Thursday, July 10; And it was evident from the group of supporters outside the courthouse, that this has been causing quite a stir in the community.

Hollywood was charged with three counts of reckless endangerment in June following city and police investigations. According to the City, Hollywood was adopting out dogs with violent histories without informing their new owners. She was charged just days after being fired. On Thursday, Hollywood’s lawyer entered a not guilty plea at Stamford Superior Court.

Outside the courthouse, supporters of Hollywood held up signs, and even dressed in costumes, vouching for her innocence. Many of Hollywood’s supporters, who volunteered at the shelter, say they’re concerned for the animals. Volunteers have not been allowed to work at the facility since the investigation started, and some are even worried it will be turned into a kill shelter.

Hollywood’s case will continue on August 12. Stay with It’s Relevant for more on this story.





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