Town of Hempstead residents claim animal shelter trainer who resigned was treated unfairly
Residents came out to a Hempstead Town Board meeting to voice their frustration about a town animal shelter who they say has been treated unfairly and deserved to be offered a full-time position.
Christie Fanti recently resigned from her position as the town's part-time shelter trainer, a job she had for six years.
According to one concerned citizen who reached out to News 12 on Tuesday, there has been upheaval from Fantis' departure and a strong destruction brought on by Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, former shelter director Charlie Milone and a long-time critic of the shelter who they say is notorious for harassing employees and volunteers.
"You have allowed this citizen to have an oversight in government decisions, which alone is mind-blowing," one resident said. "But now, just to slap it in our faces, you are again wasting tax dollars to pay your friend Charlie Milone to be her personal lackey escorting her around the shelter."
The group of residents has a Change.org petition with over 3,000 signatures urging the town supervisor to hire Fanti as the full-time shelter behaviorist.