Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


Officer on paid leave was rewarded


It does not take five months to discover a starving animal walking in its own feces! What does not make any sense to me is our chief of police Gary Lowe placed officer Cassandra McEwen on paid administrative leave (paid vacation) for the crime of animal neglect! Instead of paying the consequences for her wrongdoing, officer McEwen is being rewarded. Justice is not being done for these innocent animals that cannot fend for themselves, especially in winter. For five months these horses were walking in unclean stalls, with no good food to eat and no fresh water to drink. The evidence is quite clear!

Editor’s Note: Missed feedings and stall cleanings of horses under McEwen’s care have been alleged as lasting from mid-November to mid-January.