Bogus Agents Claim They Are With Fayette Humane Society

posted by Mike Smith/Press Release - 

(The above image is what Fayette Humane Officers wear when on duty)


The Fayette Regional Humane Society has been getting calls about men approaching homes, stating that they are the “Fayette County” Humane Society. The latest report was on Tuesday morning.


A resident on Peabody Avenue reported that at noon on February 26th, a man rang her doorbell, stating that he was the Fayette County Humane Society. The man told her that he received a report about her two basset hounds outside in the cold, barking and that he was there to pick them up. The caller reported the man to be white, approximately 6’ 1”, weighing around 150 pounds, brown hair, wearing a light blue shirt with a badge around his neck, and driving a newer white Chevy SUV.


A resident on North Bend Court called the Humane Society and asked if they were at their home at around 10:52am. The resident stated that a male, approximately 19-years-old with dark colored hair, wearing a black polo shirt, driving a maroon colored Ford Taurus knocked on their door. According to the caller, the male stated that he was the Fayette County Humane Society and received a report about their Boxer dog.


The Fayette Regional Humane Society employs three state certified humane agents who drive vehicles with a humane society badge on the door panels. The humane agents wear black uniforms bearing a badge and with full names. Brad Adams, Danyel Bageant, and Bobbi Honicker are the only sworn agents in Fayette County. Adams, Bageant, and Honicker will always verbally identify themselves using their position title and full names. The agents will also produce further identification upon request.  


If anyone is suspicious of a person who is claiming to be a humane society representative and are unable to produce clear identification, please contact law enforcement as soon as possible.

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