Former corrections official found guilty in death of Ocean Springs mascot, Carl

Kendra Shaffer, a former corrections official from Jones County, was found guilty of animal cruelty in the death of Carl the Rooster in Ocean Springs Municipal Court this afternoon.

Shaffer’s attorney said they plan to appeal the verdict.

Shaffer was seen on video taking the downtown mascot from his roost at the Twisted Anchor Tattoo Gallery in the early morning hours of April 24.

She was with a group of people whom she refused to identify.

Shaffer maintained in court today before Judge Calvin Taylor that while she did pick up the rooster and walk away from the shop with him, she later put him down and was not involved in his death.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges in May. Her court date was re-set twice before today’s proceedings.

Shaffer will be sentenced at a later date.

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