Document: Genesee County Ex-animal control leader gets severance

A severance agreement says Genesee County agreed to pay the former head of its animal control department nearly $12,000 in exchange for his promise not to sue the county.

The Flint Journal reports it obtained the agreement involving former Animal Control director Walt Rodabaugh under the Freedom of Information Act. The agreement also says Rodabaugh will continue receiving county-funded health benefits until Oct. 31.

Commissioners voted unanimously July 24 to accept Rodabaugh's resignation. Details about what led to the resignation haven't been made public.

Before his resignation, the department was ordered by a county commissioner to stop euthanizing dogs and cats following a complaint. Last year, Rodabaugh suspended the shelter's volunteer program after complaints about the conduct of volunteers.