Former Albany Humane Society Director arrested

54-year-old Andrea Sartiano & 27-year-old Michael Mackey / Photo: MGN Online, APD & Dougherty County Jail

Albany police have arrested and charged the former director of the Albany Humane Society for an incident involving a cat back in May 2017.

Police officials say that 54-year-old Andrea Sartiano has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after investigators say she instructed a shelter employee to kill a cat in a manner against the organization's policy.

Both were fired as a result of the incident and a report was made with APD.

After being interviewed by investigators on Wednesday, Sartiano was arrested and taken into custody.

A second person was announced as being wanted on Thursday in connection to the incident.

Albany police say that 27-year-old Michael Mackey was also wanted on an aggravated cruelty to animal charge, but was arrested Thursday night around 8 p.m.

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