By The Associated Press
From: The Sacramento Bee
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The head of Pennsylvania’s Dog Law Enforcement Office has been transferred to another state agency.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday ( http://bit.ly/OeGUkE) that Lynn Diehl’s new job comes following criticism she had no experience with animal welfare issues.
According to an email sent to the Dog Law Advisory Board, Diehl is being replaced by Michael Pechart, the state’s executive deputy secretary for agriculture.
Advisory board members also have blasted state officials for what they say is lackluster enforcement of regulations meant to improve the lives of dogs in commercial kennels.
Diehl could not immediately be reached for comment. An Agriculture Department spokeswoman described the move only as “a personnel matter.”
Diehl is a former bank manager. She’ll begin working as administrator in the Corrections Department next week.