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Toms River Ends Kill Shelter as 50 animals adopted in 50 days

in Toms River News

Upon taking office in January, Mayor Rodrick said he was concerned about ongoing complaints and the high kill rate at Toms River’s Animal Shelter.  So the mayor made a surprise visit and was disturbed by what he saw.

“When I went to the door, it was locked.  An employee came to the door and curtly told me they were only open by appointment.  Once she recognized me as the mayor, her tone changed and I was invited in.”

According to the mayor, all the cages were full, and the animals were living in filth & excrement.  The administration also learned that animals had been in these cages for years. “It was disturbing and clear to me that we weren’t doing enough to get these animals into homes,” Rodrick said.

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