- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - A law enforcement agency has filed dozens of criminal and civil violations against a northern New Jersey animal shelter.

News 12 reports (https://bit.ly/1OYtwlX ) that the state Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals filed four summonses Monday afternoon with health officials in the Essex County city of East Orange. The violations say the city’s animal shelter failed to provide animals with food and water.

A News 12 investigation over the summer found that the shelter was open two hours a day. Sometimes the public, including animal welfare groups, weren’t allowed in during those times.

A city spokeswoman says East Orange has been working with the state to bring the shelter into compliance.

A local animal rescue group says it’s planning to ask if it can take over the shelter.


Information from: News 12, https://www.news12.com

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