Executive director of large animal shelter network tried to gag workers and now faces multiple criminal charges

AHS animal shelter - dirt and carcasses

In October, Roseann Trezza, 70, the executive director of Associated Humane Societies (AHS) ordered volunteers to sign a gagging agreement to prevent them from discussing the Newark shelter on social media. If they refused they’d lose their job. Clearly she … please continue reading

Shelter Employee Who Made Allegations of Wrongful Euthanizations Fired

Several shelter volunteers at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter complained or expressed concerns about how it was run. One of those persons was an employee, Delana Funderburk. She, amongst others, made allegations that the shelter management were manipulating euthanasia rates … please continue reading

The First Amendment and Animal Shelters

The First amendment and animal shelters

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution as enacted by the federal statute 1983 (42 USC 1983) grants irrevocable rights of freedom of speech to both shelter volunteers working at animal shelters and the public visiting them. Volunteers at … please continue reading