Griffin Pond Animal Shelter series of trouble


SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Many unanswered questions surrounding an animal shelter. 

Authorities spent most of Friday behind Griffin Pond Animal Shelter where possible dog and cat remains were first found Thursday 

Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office and South Abington Township Police spent several hours at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter investing possible dog and cat remains found in garbage bags in a pond. 

According to the board president an employee first noticed trash bags in a pond on Thursday. 

“I would want to know why they did it that way or disposed them that way. There is definitely different ways to dispose,” said Timothy Reitz, North Abington Township. 

The shelter has had a series of trouble. In Aug. 2017 the executive director, Ed Florentino was suspended and later resigned amid the shelter’s policy on euthanization. In March of this year, the shelter hired a new director, she resigned in June. The positioned was then filled and as of last month they’re looking for another one. 

In May, the Board President, Doug Boyle, resigned after being with the shelter for a year. In July, the shelter closed due to a feline virus. 

Shelter leaders called authorities right after the gruesome discovery. Now investigators will figure out if this is a criminal act. 

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