He likened the situation to the battle against drunk driving when he was a young police officer in West Long Branch.
Every weekend, there were more drunks on the road than the police could arrest, until they publicized DWI roadblocks, Licitra said.
One was that of a woman who volunteered for the wildlife division of the SPCA, who was sentenced to five years on probation after scores of dead birds and other animals were found dead in her Little Silver home.
Dogfighting often goes hand-in-hand with drugs and guns, he said.When Ross Licitra, a Monmouth County narcotics detective, and his wife Heather were moving from their Eatontown house to a farm in Marlboro in 1999, they went to the county Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' facility here to donate old clothes to the organization's thrift shop. When animal control officers found a pig running down Route 79 in Marlboro, they took it to the Licitras' farm in the Morganville section of Marlboro and asked if the couple would foster the animal until a permanent home could be found for it.The Licitras agreed, but when animal control officers later informed them they had found a home for the pig, Ross Licitra told the officers, "Forget about it. Over the years, Buddy the Goat and Peggy the Pig were among many unwanted or abandoned barnyard creatures that found sanctuary at the Licitras' five-acre farm – a place the couple called home while Ross Licitra toiled undercover, taking drug dealers off the streets of Monmouth County, and Heather Licitra worked as a model in Manhattan.There are a number of syndromes associated with excess hormone secretion, including: Prolactinomas (excess prolactin secretion) can cause amenorrhea (loss of menstrual periods) and galactorrhea (breast milk production) in women, and low testosterone in men with loss of libido (sex drive) and erectile dysfunction. The pituitary gland sits in a bony cavity called the "sella turcica" in the back wall of the sphenoid sinus.This minimally invasive technique, called transsphenoidal surgery, typically helps patient recover from surgery faster.