But back to our story. It may have occurred to you since the overlords have the moral scruples of John McCain, the empathy of Paul Ryan and the impulse control of Rush Limbaugh they might need someone to watch over them, you know, just to make sure everything is on the up and up.
Well, there is such an organization and it's called the Board of Stewards. Just the very mention of the name can make the overlords tremble like a junky needing a fix. OK, maybe that's a bad analogy because some of the overlords are junkies needing a fix, but the point is, These Steward guys can really make the overlords toe the line. For example, overlord Diann Yochum recently let one of the greyhounds in her care die due to lack of proper veterinary care and followup and the Board of Stewards were all like Oh no you dinnit:
"The Board of Stewards find that you failed to provide sufficient and/or adequate veterinary care to DS Cyclone in a timely manner."Now, in her defense overlord Yochum told the Board that no one had explained to her that she was supposed to care for injured dogs. "You mean to tell me when they ain't making no money for me, I got to spend money on them?" she asked. "That ain't no way to make a buck. These dogs get themselves hurt all the time." When members of the Board explained to her that it was very important from a public relations optics standpoint that the people see her dogs as members of her family, as highly trained athletes that represent a huge investment, as the center of all she does and all she cares about, Ms Yochum
admitted to investigators that she had failed to report the death of another greyhound a month earlier. That dog, named DS Trouble, was severely injured in October and "experienced paralysis of its hind quarters." Two days later, she was euthanized."I thought writing it off on my taxes was enough" she explained.
Yeah? Well think again Yochum. That's a $300 fine and 30 day suspension. Works out to $150 and two weeks per dog just so you know we're serious. And don't let us see you back here again, because we will be on you like like ugly on a bulldog. We take our responsibilities seriously, and no one is above the law. Well, unless your name is Sam Burdette, then forget it man, too much paperwork, right Caroline?
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