Company fined for not checking squirrel traps

July 15, 2009 5:22:30 AM PDT
A judge has fined the manager of a New Jersey pest control company $1,000 for failing to check a squirrel trap.

Tom Homka of Cherry Hill-based Orkin Pest Control was cited for animal cruelty in June.

Orkin had set the traps at the Pottery Barn for Kids in Shrewsbury.

Monmouth County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals police chief Victor Amato said the company left a trapped nursing female squirrel and her baby for several days without sustenance.

Amato said the animals were trying to get out of the cages and were dying.

The squirrels were taken to an animal hospital for treatment and lived.


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