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Former Humane Society Director Files Wrongful Termination Suit

The former executive director of the New Hampshire Humane Society has filed a lawsuit against former and current board members, saying she was fired for reporting concerns such as allegations of animal mistreatment.

Mary Di Maria of Moultonborough says she was fired after reporting animals were being euthanized without the needed approval, surgery was being performed on animals that were not fully anesthetized and that a failure to perform timely exams on cats resulted in a number of them requiring respiratory infections.

Marylee Gorham, managing director of the organization, tells The Citizen the society had not received notice of the lawsuit and would not comment on any of the allegations.

The board voted to fire Di Maria on Dec. 11, 2013.