UPDATE: This Trenton NJ Animal Shelter Needs Fosters And Adopters!
Staffers were locked out of the shelter, leaving over a dozen animals without proper veterinary care. But thankfully things have changed since then!
Over the last few days, hundreds of supporters and members of the community rallied on their Facebook page and in person to pull the remaining cats and dogs from the shelter to be placed into foster care, according to NJ.com.
The fate of the shelter has been so hotly discussed among the Trenton community (and beyond) that now even Mayor Reed Gusciora, who has limited power in this case, has gotten on board to advocate for the state's intervention.
Since it's unlikely that the vote against renewing TAR's contract will be overridden, Executive Director Danielle Gletow says they are hoping for a declaration of public emergency:
“We were told that there can’t be an executive order issued by the mayor. Our hope now is the state,” she said. “I don’t know in what capacity. They can’t override a vote, but could they issue some sort of public emergency? This is a public health emergency.”
As of today (April 13), the fate of the shelter remains uncertain. But what's not uncertain is their resolve to demand answers, get the remaining animals the care they need, and to make sure the state does NOT turn it into a high-kill shelter again - the way it was before TAR took the reins in 2018.
If you want to help, donate, adopt, or foster keep checking back to updates on the Trenton Animals Rock Facebook page to stay in the know of what and who they need. Click HERE if you're interested in adopting.
Progress has been made, but there's still a ways to go. Let's hope this amazing shelter gets their facility back!
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