From ANIMAL PEOPLE, October 2005:
MONROE, Ct.–Animal Adoption Network founder Fred Acker, of
Monroe, Connecticut, was on September 4, 2005 cleared by the
Bridgeport Superior Court of all charges brought against him by the
Town of Monroe in December 2004, including 84 counts of neglect and
running an unlicensed pet shop.
Acker contends that the charges were filed as result of a
zoning dispute. Acker bought a former boarding kennel in 1999 and
converted it into the Animal Adoption Network shelter over opposition
from influential neighbors.
ANIMAL PEOPLE summarized the case in an April 2005 cover
feature entitled “Demolition, eviction, & good deeds that save