Memorial Walk for Moose set for Sunday

By Danielle Camilli Staff Writer

DELRAN — The Second Annual Memorial Walk for Moose will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in honor of the chocolate Labrador retriever who was stolen from his owners and left to perish in a hot car last summer.

All monetary proceeds benefit the Burlington County SPCA and supply donations will be given to the Burlington County Animal Shelter and the Burlington County Animal Alliance, said organizer Sissy Workman of Delran, Moose’s owner.

The event begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of North Chester and Roland avenues on the block where Moose lived and was stolen in 2012.

Jacqueline Lockard, formerly of Delran and a novice dog trainer, pleaded guilty to theft and two offenses for animal cruelty, for taking the dog, selling him to another family and then, while supposedly training him for his new owners, leaving Moose in her hot car where the animal died.

The case inspired Moose’s Law and one of the bill’s sponsors, Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-7th of Palmyra, will be the guest speaker Sunday. The law bars people convicted of animal cruelty in any state from working in animal care jobs. It also bars people who have been convicted of animal cruelty from owning a pet.

The event will feature a walk with pets on leashes, animal vendors, nail trimmings for pets and a K-9 demonstration. Rescue and animal adoption groups will also be featured. Microchipping will be available for a fee with the proper documents. For more information, visit

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