NJ pest company cited after 2 squirrels trapped

June 4, 2009 5:47:12 AM PDT
Authorities in New Jersey have charged a pest control company with animal cruelty.

Monmouth County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals police chief Victor Amato says Cherry Hill-based Orkin Pest Control left a trapped nursing female squirrel and her baby for days without sustenance.

Orkin set squirrel traps for the Pottery Barn for Kids in Shrewsbury.

Amato says the store owner discovered the animals trapped on Saturday and called the company. But Amato says Orkin never responded.

Amato says the store owner called police on Tuesday because the animals were trying to get out of the cages and were dying.

The squirrels were taken to an animal hospital for treatment.

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