Excerpt: Most of us care deeply about law and order. We expect our elected officials to make the right choices when it comes to writing and proposing new laws. Even keeping in mind that politicians are all too often influenced and helped being reelected by special-interests, for the most part we leave it up to them, and often refer to our lawmakers as they. But, have you ever thought that in reality you are they. Because, whatever topic is being proposed you have a powerful voice to make changes, or even propose new laws yourself. Meaning, if you disagree with certain new laws, or a lack of them, you can only blame yourself, sorry.
Read about this and more in Spring 2007.
Excerpt: Sarah’s Law passes! A cross-reporting ordinance for the City of Camden, an East Coast first!
The landmark legislation was officially dubbed Sarah’s Law and it is being recognized as such in the city’s codebooks. Sarah, a dog we rescued in North Camden in October 1992, was the impetus for starting Compassion for Camden. The ordinance will heighten the seriousness of animal abuse. It passed in June 2005.
Read about this and more in Winter 2005 / 06.
Excerpt: In May 2004, the city of Camden ended its decades long struggle with inadequate animal control. We’re pleased to announce yet another victory!
Upon our urging, in September 1997, the then presiding mayor assembled a five member animal welfare committee to study the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of its animal control budget and hiring practices. The committee’s members were well aware of the fact that dogs and cats in US urban areas fare miserably; the worst of all western countries. Given the scope of what lay ahead, the group quickly fell apart.
Read about this and more in Winter 2004.
Excerpt: On July 29, 2004 the NJ SPCA filed a suit in Camden County Superior Court charging the management of the Camden County Animal Shelter, the Humane Society of Southern New Jersey, the Camden County College, shelter director Glenn McCleery and various others with animal cruelty – the use of shelter animals for experimentation – a crime of the fourth degree.
The county shelter located in Blackwood, NJ, has been operated by the Humane Society of Southern New Jersey since 1997 and is headed by Richard Perr, Esq. of Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, Philadelphia, PA.
Read about this and more in Summer / Fall 2004.
Excerpt: Based on our appeal, and surely for reasons of their own, Camden County freeholders asked for competitive bids for the operations and management of the Camden County Animal Shelter. On January 30, 2004, two organizations forwarded their proposals to county purchasing.
One, of course, came from the current contractor called the Humane Society of Southern New Jersey. The group is notoriously known for its history of extremely high kill rates and pound seizure (the illegal use of shelter animals for experimentation). The group is headed by politically connected Richard J. Perr, Esq., of the law firm Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, Philadelphia, PA/Haddonfield, NJ.
Read about this and more in Spring/Summer 2004 .
Excerpt: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished Sarah. Her enormous suffering and heroic recovery of more than ten years ago will not be forgotten. Sarah’s intelligence and sweetness, her joy for life and her devotion to us gave us the strengths to help untold others. Her patient interactions with the kids at local schools brought out the best in them. She was always eager to go, to appear in public as our “spokesdog” no matter where, but for Sarah the best part was to come back home again.
Excerpt: Richard J. Perr, Esq., et al, files classic SLAPP suit: The vendor (Humane Society of Southern NJ) for the Camden County Animal Shelter, under the direction of shelter chairman Richard J. Perr, Esq., an attorney with Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, P.C., Haddonfield, NJ. instituted a SLAPP suit against us. It arrived prior to a Camden County sponsored shelter evaluation by the Humane Society of the United States.
Read about this and more in Winter 2003/2004.
Excerpt: Pound seizure (the use of shelter animals for experimentation) has been stopped dead in its tracks at the Camden County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center in Blackwood, NJ. Superior Court Judge Ronald J. Freeman ordered that the contractor for the county funded shelter, the Humane Society of Southern New Jersey, (formerly the Camden County Humane Society) cease and desist from allowing its animals to be used by Sound Technologies for any purpose; i.e. medical experimentation.
Read about this and more in Special Issue 2003.
Excerpt: In April of 2002, Marion Churchill, founder and president of Compassion for Camden (CFC), discovered that the Camden County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center had involved itself in a practice commonly known as “pound seizure.” Pound seizure refers to the use of shelter animals for testing/experimentation, an illegal practice and a crime of the fourth degree in New Jersey. No other shelter in the state of New Jersey allows this practice.
Read about this and more in Winter 2002.