Animal Resource director gets raise despite maulings

The man who runs the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center received a raise based on his 2014 evaluation — a move criticized by relatives of two people mauled to death by dogs in the county that year. His raise came the same year two people were mauled to death by dogs that the county knew had caused problems in the past.

Mark Kumpf, director of the Animal Resource Center, was given a wage increase of 2.5 percent - a decision that has angered family members, friends and neighbors of Klonda Richey, who was mauled by two mixed-mastiff dogs last February outside her Dayton home.

The evaluation — appraised by Assistant County Administrator Amy Wiedeman — was signed and completed March 12. In the evaluation summary, it was determined Kumpf met expectations in “Principled Behaviors and is eligible for an increase.”

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Coming up on News Center 7 beginning at 5, we’ll talk to Richey’s family, and reach out to Montgomery County officials.