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On March 16, 2012, all in-shelter volunteers were dismissed without warning from the John A. Bukowski Animal Shelter in Bloomfield NJ.  Since then only staff has been allowed to socialize or exercise the animals. This is unacceptable to the former volunteers and a disservice to the animals they cared for. The volunteers worked long and hard for the township and the animal shelter out of love, devotion and dedication to the animals. Knowing they are no longer getting the one-on-one attention they deserve, with no return date in sight, is hearbreaking.  Also, if and when the Board of Health agrees to allow in-shelter volunteers again, all former volunteers will need to reapply for service and hope to be accepted back.  These dedicated, hardworking volunteers were dismissed without cause and want nothing more than to return to the work and animals they love.

Please tell the township's officials to allow ALL former, involuntarily dismissed, volunteers back into the shelter without having to reapply and beg for acceptance, to do the work they did so well for over a decade. Thank you.

Letter to
Acting Director, Bloomfield Health Department Karen Lore
Board of Health Secretary Karen Lore
Councilman Nicholas Joanow
and 9 others
Councilman Bernard Hamilton
Councilman Michael Venezia
Councilman Carlos Bernard
Councilman Elias Chalet
Health Officer F. M. Fitzpatrick
Mayor Raymond McCarthy
Council Liaison to the Board of Health Peggy Dunigan
President, Bloomfield Board of Health James McLaughlin
Township Administrator Linda Milone
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Bloomfield NJ Health Department, Board of Health, Mayor and Council.

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PLEASE! Return all in-shelter volunteers to the Bloomfield NJ Animal shelter now!

For the first time in almost 15 years there are no volunteers working hands-on in the shelter with the animals. On March 16, 2012, all in-shelter volunteers were dismissed without warning from the John A. Bukowski Animal Shelter in Bloomfield NJ. It was done via group email. Since then only staff has been allowed to socialize or exercise the animals. This is unacceptable to the former volunteers and a disservice to the animals they cared for.

The volunteers worked long and hard for the township and the animal shelter out of love, devotion and dedication to the animals. Knowing they are no longer getting the one-on-one attention they deserve, with no return date in sight, is hearbreaking. The current shelter staff is all part time. How can they perform their tasks and give the animals all of the care and attention they need? They can't.

Please allow ALL former, involuntarily dismissed, volunteers who want to return to the shelter without having to reapply and beg for acceptance, to do the work they did so well for so many years. Thank you.
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Sincerely,