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Licitra is running for Monmouth County Freeholder

Ross Licitra can’t get elected dogcatcher, because NJ does not elect dogcatchers, but he is likely to be elected Monmouth County Freeholder in November.

The Executive Director and Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer of the Monmouth SPCA, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Freeholder this afternoon via press release.

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Posted: January 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

More Texas animals displaced by Harvey heading to N.J. shelter

EATONTOWN — New Jersey is scheduled to get more animals from hurricane-ravaged Texas to make room in shelters for pets that got separated from their owners during Harvey. The Monmouth County SPCA is accepting at least 80 cats and dogs on Labor Day from shelters in San Antonio and Houston that have to be cleared out… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on More Texas animals displaced by Harvey heading to N.J. shelter

Year in Review: March 2015

Victor "Buddy" Amato photo via dogsdeservebetter,org

Victor “Buddy” Amato photo via dogsdeservebetter,org

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders voted to sell the two county owned nursing homes.

FEMA announced it would review every Hurricane Sandy related flood insurance claim.

SPCA Chief Buddy Amato retired six months earlier than planned after being sued for sending sexist and racist text to agency employees.  MMM reported that Amato’s accuser, Suzanne DesMariashas a long history of suing her employers for harassment and work related injuries.

MMM reported that the Monmouth Democrats would consolidate their resources in the 11th Legislative District in an attempt to unseat Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande.

A federal jury in Trenton cleared the Monmouth County Correctional Institution of any wrongdoing in the death of a 22 year inmate who became violent after being refused the use of a cell phone.

The year in review: 2015

Posted: December 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Head of Monmouth SPCA quits

assetContentEATONTOWN — For the second time this year, the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has had a shakeup of its top brass. Nine months after its well-known police chief resigned under the tarnish of a racism lawsuit, the agency’s president and CEO has resigned. Jerry Rosenthal, who has shepherded the active… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Head of Monmouth SPCA quits

In the Doghouse: Monmouth SPCA Chief Victor “Buddy” Amato Sued Over Hate Texts, Leaves Job

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photo via dogsdeservebetter.org

Monmouth County SPCA Chief Victor “Buddy”Amato resigned on Wednesday after news of a lawsuit alleging that he regularly sent racist, homophobic and sexist text messages to the agencies employees was broken by BuzzFeedNews.

Amato told News12 that the lawsuit prompted him to submit his retirement papers six months earlier than planned.

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Posted: March 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth SPCA | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Two years in jail for killing cats?

That seems a bit extreme to me.

A former Monmouth SPCA worker was sentenced to two years prison plus 360 hours of community service for animal cruelty charges that he plead guilty to in August, according to a report in the Star Ledger.

Posted: December 3rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | 9 Comments »