Parks director keeps job after 144 geese euthanized

by: Eric Philips Updated:


GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - It's been nearly four months and some Gaston County residents are as heated as ever about the killing of geese at Dallas Park.

Park officials had the birds were euthanized because there were too many and they were leaving too much waste behind. But the move angered animal activists who said it was done in secret.

And Tuesday night, they called for the park director to lose her job.

Not everyone was upset about the move to get rid of the birds. In fact, some applauded the effort saying the park is for recreation not a wildlife refuge.

The board responded at Tuesday's meeting by standing by Park Director Cathy Hart.

She will keep her job, despite the petition of 6,000 people to oust her.

Board members urged everyone to move forward.

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