Eatontown, NJ - The Monmouth County SPCA announced that Jerry Rosenthal, President and CEO, has resigned. During his four year tenure at the organization, Jerry oversaw an initiative to expand animal adoptions, the completion of the new building to house the Pet Pantry program as well as additional quarantine housing and the adoption of over 10,000 animals. “I am proud to have led the Monmouth County SPCA in expanding our programs and services to meet the evolving needs of our animals in Monmouth County. I am grateful to all our donors who have made this possible.” said Mr. Rosenthal. The Board of Directors would like to thank Jerry for his many contributions to the organization and wish him well in the future.


The Board of Directors has appointed MCSPCA Police Chief Ross F. Licitra as the interim President and CEO. Chief Licitra, a former lieutenant with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, joined the Monmouth County SPCA as the Chief of Law Enforcement in April 2015. Chief Licitra will continue on as the Chief of Law Enforcement, as well as taking on the duties as President and CEO.

About the Monmouth County SPCA

The Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1945 to care for the community's homeless, neglected and abused animals.  Our mission is to protect and advocate for all animals.

We are dedicated to enforcing animal cruelty laws; providing a safe haven for homeless, abused and abandoned pets while they await adoption; reducing pet over-population through spay/neutering; and cultivating their humane treatment through education and service .  In 2014 we cared for more than 4,000 animals.  The Monmouth County SPCA relies solely on private donations to fund these important initiatives.

We provide services to the community including pet adoptions, low cost spay/neuter services, a weekly vaccine clinic, dog training and behavior, humane law enforcement, lost and found, trap neuter and return for free-roaming cats, humane education, pet therapy, a pet food pantry for low-income families as well as our Pittie Project, a proactive program to help keep Bully Breeds out of the shelter and improve their lives in the community.