January 14, 1986 |
Walter Weilenbeck, animal warden for 14 South Jersey towns, surrendered his license to operate an animal shelter yesterday, hours before the Pennsauken Board of Health was to consider revoking it because of numerous health violations at the shelter. Attorney Uri Taenzer spoke for Weilenbeck, who was not present at a board hearing last night, saying the warden and his family were "kind of sick and tired of all the press and publicity and innuendos and rumors that have flown back and forth" about Weilenbeck and the Garden State Humane Society pound that he operates off Mohican Trail in Pennsauken.
January 19, 1989 |
The proposed Gloucester County animal shelter is a project that has survived a court battle, three sets of bids and 20 years of on-again, off- again planning. Last night, in what Freeholder Director John R. Maier said was "a real milestone for the county," the freeholders unanimously approved a $663,000 contract to build the shelter in the Borough of Clayton. The contract was awarded to W.J. Gross Inc. of Clarksboro, the low bidder, to build a shelter on 2 1/2 acres of county-owned land off Delsea Drive.
July 7, 1988 |
A zoning board's denial of a developer's application to construct a county animal shelter apparently has not discouraged the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders from continuing to pursue the proposal. During last night's meeting, the freeholders agreed to compare the cost of having the developer, Chester Ottinger of Bridgeton, build the complex with the cost of the county constructing the facility on its own land. His proposal has already been rejected by the Clayton zoning board.
July 8, 1990 |
It took 20 years of on-again, off-again planning, a court battle, seven months of delays and, most recently, a name change, but the Gloucester County Animal Control Facility, as it is now called, is set to open tomorrow. Freeholder Director John R. Maier will cut a ribbon during a brief ceremony at the "animal shelter," as it was formerly known. The facility is behind the Gloucester County Highway Building on Delsea Drive in Clayton. Proposed in the 1960s, the new shelter was put aside while the county built other facilities, such as Gloucester County College in Deptford and the Gloucester County Criminal Justice Complex in Woodbury.
November 10, 1991 |
The Southampton Township Committee has postponed a decision on the fate of a local animal shelter until Nov. 19. At that time, the committee is scheduled to decide whether or not to revoke the license of Steven Marshall, a resident who operates the Pet Farm - an animal shelter, petting zoo and pet shop. The Township Committee postponed the decision at a public hearing Wednesday when Mayor Robert L. Thompson was unable to attend due to illness. The hearing marked the end of a month-long series of five public hearings in which Marshall was called on to answer charges by the township that the Pet Farm is not operating in compliance with county and state health codes.
January 24, 1992 |
Steven J. Marshall says he has achieved what many animal lovers can only wish for. He owns three acres of woodsy land, a house and a menagerie that includes hundreds of cats, dogs, goats, horses and assorted other homeless critters. But his good fortune has turned. For almost a year, Marshall has been the target of officials who say his combination animal shelter, pet shop and petting zoo in Southampton Township, Burlington County, poses a health hazard and should be shut down.
September 9, 1987 |
The Burlington County Animal Shelter will receive about $122,680 from the estate of a Moorestown woman who apparently made the bequest out of her love for dogs, according to her attorney. Viola Morvek, a childless widow who died of natural causes in her Moorestown home May 17, left an estate valued at about $450,000, said attorney Janet Sozio. Morvek, who was 84, had outlived her poodle and cocker spaniel, Sozio said. "She had a soft spot in her heart for dogs and that's why I believe she made the gift to the animal shelter," said Sozio.
September 24, 2009 |
Talk about news getting twisted until it loses the truth: No animals faced death yesterday because of the closing of a Montgomery County animal shelter. Apparently, a rumor has rushed around the Internet, via Facebook and Twitter, that such a tale of woe is playing out in Pennsylvania. Or is it Montgomery Township, N.J.? Actually, it's neither. A shelter is closing in Montgomery County, Texas, but don't worry about the animals; they've all been adopted. The Philadelphia area does have a Montgomery County SPCA, which has three shelters.
September 8, 1991 |
Philadelphia's oldest animal shelter, the Women's Humane Society, has received preliminary approval from the Bensalem Township Council to relocate to Richlieu Road. The council Wednesday voted, 4-0, with President Barbara Barnes absent due to illness, to grant land development consideration of the humane society's proposed $1.5 million to $2 million structure. A 23,000-square-foot building would house as many as 212 animals on an 11- acre plot next to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, King David Cemetery and the Youth Development Center, said John Foster, managing director of the nonprofit society.
August 14, 1988 |
When David Kirby's lease to operate the Animal Care League animal shelter in Voorhees expired July 31, he seemed in a hurry to leave. The telephone lines had been cut. There was no food available to feed the nearly 100 caged dogs and cats left behind. No pet dishes either. That, at least, is the situation the new operators of the facility say they discovered Aug. 1, the day after Kirby locked the doors and closed down, temporarily at least, the largest and most heavily-used private animal shelter in Camden County.