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Reston Zoo Director Charged With Animal Cruelty

Officials: Director did not have permits or training to dispense euthanasia drug



    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012)

    The director of the Reston Zoo has been charged with animal cruelty and possession of a controlled substance following an investigation.

    Meghan Mogensen was arrested Friday afternoon.

    Officials executed a search warrant against the zoo back in February, when an employee told law enforcement that he had found the wet body of a wallaby in a trash bin.

    Mogensen claimed that she had humanely euthanized the wallaby with an injection of Beuthanasia-D. However, the investigation revealed that the zoo did not have the necessary permits or the training to dispense the drug.