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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. Animal Control Manager fired

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Animal Control Manager Jean McNeil has been fired. McNeil confirmed her dismissal to WWAY, but she said she could not talk about what happened at this time.

McNeil had been on administrative leave since Dec. 22. She says being placed on leave was retaliation from her boss Health Director David Rice after McNeil raised concerns about her workers not receiving emergency pay during Hurricane Irene. She also blamed Rice for ignoring her allegations of violence in the workplace.

The Board of Health discussed McNeil's suspension last week, but no decisions were made at that time.

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