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Sarasota News Leader July 4, 2013 "I'm an animal lover, and I couldn't stand to see that mistreatment," Lajeunesse told The Sarasota News Leader after the meeting. She said she tried to get the attention of SOS superiors, but they wouldn't listen. "They didn't see it as a priority." She also disagreed with the new SOS euthanization policy, which she said led to black garbage bags full of dead birds, and by May she had become so fed up that she quit. Page 10 mold at the facility. Her PowerPoint presentation included several pictures of the property, none of which showed any mold, but Lajeunesse offered commissioners a photo of the mold she had taken with her phone. "This is a storage room that is not used," noted Pilston, dismissing the image. "This is a room that has been in disrepair for many years, and it's not used for anything." "It's just not OK," Lajeunesse told the commis- "I can say that I'm very uncomfortable with sion. She said she had heard stories from visitors what I've heard so far," Commissioner Paul who were shocked by the conditions. "I don't Caragiulo said after seeing the mold photo. understand why something hasn't been done." Mayor Shannon Snyder asked Tucker if she When questioned by Commissioner Susan had copies of any inspections performed by Chapman, Tucker said she had seen no black the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation The buildings and walkways have a rustic appearance at Save Our Seabirds. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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