Governor’s adoption of Veto the dog violated shelter rules

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman is angry that an animal shelter broke its own rules by letting Republican Gov. Paul LePage adopt a dog a day before it was supposed to become available.

Donna Kincer from the Greater Androscoggin Human Society acknowledges breaking the rules but tells the Sun Journal ( the shelter hoped for good publicity from the governor’s decision to adopt a Jack Russell terrier mix.

Mexico resident Heath Arsenault isn’t happy about it. She had her eye on the same dog and wanted to adopt it for emotional support.

LePage spokesman Peter Steele says the governor wasn’t able to return the next day, so the shelter offered to let him take the dog immediately.

LePage is the state’s all-time veto champ and named the first family’s new pet Veto.


Information from: Sun-Journal,