On Friday, July 15, 2016 at approximately 4:16 pm, Ptl. Kuhl responded to the Allaire Corporate Center, 3349 Hwy. #138, for a person that may need assistance. During his on scene investigation, it was determined that a 34 year old man from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was in need of medical attention and that his vehicle was no longer in working condition. The man had a dog with him that he co-owned with a family member back in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The dog was a female basset hound named Bella. Ptl. Kuhl advised the man that the Monmouth County Humane Society would be taking temporary custody of Bella until arrangements could be made to release her back to him. Ptl. Kuhl promised the man that he would ensure that Bella got back to his family.
Bella was taken by the Monmouth County Humane Society. Veronica Ehrenspeck, General Manager for Monmouth County Humane Society, told Ptl. Kuhl that they would hold Bella for 7 days but then she would go up for adoption. Ptl. Kuhl then contacted Bella’s other owner who resides in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The other owner advised Ptl. Kuhl that they could not make the trip to New Jersey to get Bella. Her owner was distraught by not having the ability to make the trip. Ptl. Kuhl then took it upon himself to begin making arrangements so that Bella could get back to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He received permission to temporarily take custody of Bella from Monmouth County Humane Society so that she would not go up for adoption. Veronica Ehrenspeck greatly assisted Ptl. Kuhl with the arrangements to facilitate Bella’s release to him. Ptl. Kuhl and his wife Denise, daughter Olivia and son Michael, all assisted in caring for Bella while she stayed with them for two weeks until arrangements could be made to get her back to Myrtle Beach. During this time, Ptl. Michael Tancredi approached Ptl. Kuhl and volunteered to take the trip and assist him in getting Bella down to Myrtle Beach.
Ptl. Kuhl and Ptl. Tancredi transported Bella to South Carolina on Thursday, August 4, 2016. They arrived in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina later that day and delivered Bella to her owner. The owner expressed her gratitude and thanks to Ptl. Frank Kuhl and Ptl. Tancredi for all of the work and assistance they provided in returning Bella to her from New Jersey.