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As New Animal Shelter Progresses, Your Thoughts

Town Council moves closer to new animal shelter on Oak Avenue next to police headquarters

Tonight's Town Council meeting will take a big step forward in building a for Toms River.

On the agenda is the awarding of a bid for the project, $6.49 million bid. That amount will also expand police headquarters and a , which are all on the same site as the new animal shelter will be.

All three projects — police renovation, court expansion, and new animal shelter — have been discussed over the years, but now that the projects are closer to breaking ground, let's hear your thoughts.

Are you glad to see some long-discussed projects advancing or do you feel otherwise?

rollinindough1144 March 13, 2012 at 02:53 PM
it is totally a disgrace in toms river...we have money for every sport location...except for this animal shelter, which has been way to long.....volunteers, could of did this job years ago..SHAME ON YOU MAYOR KELAHER AND YOUR POSSE COUNCIL..The only reason they are going to build the shelter finally is because,they are doing the renovations to the police station, and of course the municipal court..
Wolf March 13, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Looking forward to the long awaited animal shelter. Toms River has grown as we all know and along with that so have many dogs and cats. I will be happy to see a nice new place for our furry friends.
Overseer1 March 13, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Amazing!!!! Why can't projects stand alone on their own merit? Why does the Animal Shelter have to be bundled in with the Police Headquarters and Court project. The Shelter has been pending for years and now with it being bundled into a massive project you know where the project cuts or movement of funds for the shelter will go. The shelter will be short changed again for sure, mark my words.
holyhhh March 13, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Maybe some of Ocean County's homeless HUMANS can sleep on the front steps of the nice new animal shelter.
. March 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM
I think we could use a shelter more than we needed that foolish girls sports complex that was just built.
Karen Nisivoccia-Campbell March 14, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Its about time this animal shelter was supposed to have been built already. Yes it is needed. As is a facility to help the homeless. A new police station and court house not.
Kimberly Degener March 26, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Im so excited for the animal shelter:")
Lori Salimbene November 07, 2012 at 01:17 AM
I am soooo happy about the shelter!!!!! Would love to volunteer when its open!!!! Lori Salimbene Lori2nyy93@yahoo.com
Irina November 07, 2012 at 01:20 AM
SPEND...SPEND...SPEND That's all the mayor and council is good at.

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