Audit: No evidence of criminal wrongdoing at West Valley Humane Society

CALDWELL - An investigation into the financial practices of the West Valley Humane Society has returned no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

In a meeting with Canyon County commissioners Monday, independent auditor Denise McClure revealed that while her investigation found no evidence of embezzlement or donation-skimming, there was plenty of evidence of poor bookkeeping practices.

McClure said those poor practices led to a up to a $60,000 impact on the animal shelter's bottom line. She added that her investigation also found several wiped computers and missing donation acknowledgement letters that prevented her from verifying some of the shelter's finances.

Board President Brenda Cameron and Interim Executive Director Susan Woodward stepped down back in October after some community members raised concerns over how the shelter was being managed.

In February 2016, the shelter's executive director, Jonathan Perry, was fired after the shelter says they learned he lied to a family whose dog was euthanized.

MORE: Family files lawsuit against West Valley Humane Society

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