In a not-so-unforseen chain of events, the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) Law Enforcement Division has now stopped asking nicely to have the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter conform to public health and animal codes, and is now demanding the keys to the facility.
In a letter dated today by the Superintendent of the NJSPCA (Humane Police) the top level brass of this Law Enforcement Agency have clearly stated they have been fair, given the town enough time to correct their deficient practices and have clearly lost control of the facility, and likely the town. The letter was aimed at the Mayor, Nancy Martin, directly as well as the Borough Council Members.
It should be noted that there are very likely Animal Cruelty Charges pending against many members of the Borough of Helmetta elected officials; that part, remains to be seen. Below is a copy of the letter we obtained today. We are asking that other Animal Rights / Activist Groups / Reform Groups pass this letter on, in solidarity, for those who have been working diligently to affect massive change in what is clearly an INHUMANE and UNSAFE facility for any animal to be residing in, even if its only temporary. Unconfirmed reports also indicate that there may be animals still held against their will despite proper owners reporting to the shelter to claim their pets. We will be following this closely.
LETTER DATED 11/19/2014