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Troubled NJSPCA Is One Step Closer to Abolition

Organization supposed to enforce animal-cruelty laws, flayed in recent state report, now on the brink of termination

The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is on the brink of being abolished.

Under fire since a recent state investigation castigated it as a “haven for wannabe cops” among other failings, the nonprofit received a further hit yesterday when a state senate committee voted unanimously to release a bill that effectively would transfer responsibility for the enforcement of animal-cruelty laws from the society to county and local agencies, under the attorney general’s supervision.

“This is a new day for enforcement of animal cruelty laws in the state of New Jersey to bring it into professional law enforcement, where it should be and where it needs to be,” Sen. Ray Lesniak, chairman of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, said.

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