Hours before Yaede cut the ribbon to officially mark the expanded facility’s grand opening, pet advocates had issued press statements voicing their desires and concerns regarding the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter at 2100 Sylvan Ave.
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Officials said that Hamilton is at the top of the list of euthanasia rates because it is the largest town in the county and takes in far more animals than other towns. In 2014, the shelter took in 1,089 animals and euthanized 354. Meanwhile, the Ewing Animal Shelter, , took in 252 animals and euthanized 6.
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Bencivengo, who has been working in animal control for nearly four decades, said all of the policies at the township’s animal shelter are compliant with state law. He suggested Hamilton’s relatively high euthanasia figures are also reflective of Hamilton being the largest municipality in Mercer County with a population of 90,000 residents and much more pets and animals than Ewing.
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HAMILTON >> Posing with a 1-year-old terrier mix named Andy and calling it “a great day in Hamilton Township,” Mayor Kelly Yaede on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of the township’s newly expanded animal shelter while explaining why the shelter’s euthanasia rate has been relatively high.Hamilton Township, the most populous municipality in Mercer County with about 90,000 residents, has a relatively high rate of cat euthanasia. In 2013, 58 percent of the cats at the township’s animal shelter were put down, according to annual reports filed with the New Jersey Department of Health. Meanwhile, the City of Trenton in 2013 euthanized 11 percent of the cats that were being housed at the city’s animal pound.The group cited data from New Jersey’s Department of Health that revealed Hamilton Township Animal Shelter had 42 percent of arriving pets die or get euthanized at the facility over a four-year period from 2011 to 2014. During that period in other municipalities, Trenton’s animal shelter had 32 percent of its pets die or get euthanized while Ewing’s animal shelter had only 1 percent of arriving pets die or get euthanized at its facility, according to the data that Stray Catz cited.