A Letter to Our Community

In recent weeks we’ve heard a number of concerns about the management of Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. Our mission remains unchanged – to provide exceptional care for every animal we serve and to place homeless cats and dogs in permanent and loving homes.

While we firmly believe we have been operating at the highest level of animal care every day, we take seriously the concerns raised by some members of our community. As a result, the Board of Directors is taking immediate action and is in the process of engaging a third-party animal welfare expert to review all aspects of our shelter operations.

During this time, our Executive Director is on a leave of absence. We will ensure continued operation of Mt. Pleasant by putting in place an oversight committee of dedicated and experienced Board members who will work closely with and assist our professional staff.

You have our commitment that we will investigate the concerns raised. You can always contact us at board@njshelter.org


Henry J. Ristuccia
President – Board of Directors
Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter