Police seek former Humane Society employee accused of killing cat 

Police seek former Humane Society employee accused of killing cat 

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Michael Mackey (Credit: Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office)
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  • A former Humane Society director is facing an animal cruelty charge.
  • Andrea Sartiano was fired by the Albany Humane Society Board of Directors.
  • Police are seeking Micheal Mackey in connection to the case.

A former director of the Albany Humane Society in South Georgia is out on bond in connection with an aggravated animal cruelty charge and her former employee is on the run, police said Thursday.

Andrea Sartiano, 54, is accused of ordering 27-year-old Michael Mackey to “kill a cat in a manner which was against the organization’s policy” in May, Albany police spokeswoman Monique Broughton Knight told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday.

Andrea Sartiano (Credit: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office)

The society fired both Sartiano and Mackey in August and a report was filed with police, Knight said.

Sartiano was charged Wednesday after police detectives talked to her and her attorney. She was booked into Dougherty County jail and released on a $10,000 bond, according to jail records.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Albany Police Department or submit a tip through Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.

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