AHS announced the suspension of the program last Sunday, claiming that volunteers failure to follow protocol for handling animals housed at the shelter cause animal deaths and injuries to both animals and humans.
Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, a volunteer at the facility, called the claims by AHS “outrageous” and dubbed the management of the facility “apathetic” to both guests of the facility looking to adopt pets and the animals themselves. The volunteers was wage a PR campaign against the programs termination throughout the week. A protest was scheduled for tomorrow at the facility. It is unclear if the protest will happen, given the reinstatement.
Here is the statement posted today announcing the reinstatement of the program:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Tinton Falls | Tags: Amy Quinn, Asbury Park, Associated Humane Societies, Monmouth County, Stray dogs and cats, Tinton Falls Animal Shelter | 1 Comment »