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No-Kill Animal Shelter Facing Charges


Molly’s Place Rescue in Hampden Township, Cumberland County says they will continue to take in animals even while their license is revoked.

The animal shelter remains open to the public. On Sunday, visitors played with the animals, including several puppies rescued from high-kill shelters down south.

The shelter’s license was revoked in early November after it was cited. They’re appealing the two pending citations, which deal with a missing health certificate and deed of sale for two dogs.

Because they stayed open, the owner, Lori Johnston, is now facing more than 100 misdemeanor criminal counts. They correspond to dogs they’ve taken in and animals adopted out during that time.

None of the pending charges or citations have to do with the conditions or treatment of the animals.

“It’s probably the most important time that we’ve ever asked for your support, but it’s not for anything tangible or monetary in nature,” says Tom Sabers, an employee of the shelter. “It’s just for friendship, your support, talk to your state representatives and have them look into this and help us get it resolved.”


4 Comments to “No-Kill Animal Shelter Facing Charges”

    concerned citizen said:
    January 26, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    I guess all the people posting comments in support of this establishment missed all of the articles about the horrific things she has done to dogs in the past. Like stealing someone's dog, dying its hair, cutting its microchip out with a knife and replacing it with a microchip from a dead dog…

    worried for animals said:
    January 26, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    It's nice to have good intent, but they should be RESPONSIBLE human beings and realize their dream got a bit too big for them to hold on to. Any time I have been there, it is absolutely filthy. It's lovely they are a no kill shelter, but so many of these animals look diseased and appear to not have treatment. Most of their cats have upper respiratory infections. Poor things. People also don't seem to read all the reviews of them retracting their promise to allow adoption AFTER the deposit or fee was paid and refusing to refund the money. They steal from people, and are just flat out rude. I hope they get shut down. Not because I don't want animals to have homes, but because those animals deserve to be HEALTHY!!!

    PS- be careful with what you say about their establishment, they get awfully defensive and act completely rude and uncivilized.

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    January 27, 2014 at 5:49 AM

    The article reports that none of the pending charges or citations have to do with the conditions or treatment of the animals I would think that would be a priority instead of a missing certificate and
    deeds of sale.

    If there is a problem with conditions, report it to authorities like the SPCA. A smear campaign needs basis.

    David Lukacher said:
    January 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    I saw the story about molly's place
    and I also Volunteer at Molly's pace

    David Lukacher.

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