Dog Dies In Asbury Park After Being Left Out In The Heat

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ASBURY PARK – Two city residents have been charged with animal cruelty after two Pit Bulls were left out in the sun with no water or shade on Wednesday, resulting in the death of one of the dogs, police said.

Juanita White, 48, owned the dogs and Davina L. Kearney, 30, was watching the dogs, named Boogie and Monster, at her home on Ridge Avenue, Monmouth County SPCA Chief Victor Amato said. Both women were charged with animal cruelty.

“[The dogs] tried to save themselves by digging holes in the ground over a foot and a half deep to get out of the sun,” Amato said.

Monster tried to jump a chain link fence to reach shade in a neighbours yard and hung himself, Amato said, while Boogie was chained to the fence and alive when police arrived after a neighbour alerted authorities.

“These two dogs in that back yard no doubt barked and cried for a long time before the one died,” Amato said.

Both women were charged with failure to provide proper shelter, failure to provide proper water, procuring the death of the dogs and were released on their own recognizance.

Amato said people need to use common sense with animals and the heat.

“If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for the dogs”

News Link:-http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2013/07/dog_dies_in_asbury_park_after_being_left_out_in_the_heat.html

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Malnourished, Neglected Dog Recovering at Red Bank Animal Hospital: Second Dog Removed

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A malnourished Cocker Spaniel is slowly recovering after he was turned into the Associated Humane Society in Tinton Falls last week, covered in urine and with his fur so matted together it could not stand.

Sammy

Samurai, affectionately known as Sammy, took his first steps Monday at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, where officials said he has also started eating on his own again.

Victor Amato, the chief humane law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County SPCA, said Sammy has attracted international attention afterBrick couple turned him in claiming they found him in a garbage bag on the side of the road.

Officials later learned that the couple had actually owned him for at least nine years.

Amato said hundreds of people have been calling from around the world to wish Sammy well and inquire about adopting him. Those calls have come in from as far away as England, Japan and Australia.

“This dog has become a celebrity,” Amato said. “[He still] has a lot of hurdles to overcome.”

Sammy after his bath & clip

Amato said if Sammy does survive, the biggest problem would be determining who gets to adopt him.

Hospital officials call Amato every two hours with updates on Sammy, and Amato has also had several opportunities to see the dog, which is estimated to be 13 or 14 years old.

Keith Morgan, 56, and Shauna Ewing Morgan, 43, both of Brick, were charged with several counts of animal cruelty, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Charles Webster said Monday.

Sammy

Keith Morgan was charged in Tinton Falls with animal cruelty by abandonment of a sick or maimed animal and filing a false report with law enforcement. He was also charged in Brick with interfering with an investigation and animal cruelty by failure to provide sustenance and causing unnecessary suffering.

Shauna Ewing Morgan was charged in Tinton Falls with animal cruelty by abandonment of a sick or maimed animal and in Brick with animal cruelty by failure to provide sustenance and causing unnecessary suffering.

The couple was issued a disorderly persons summons and faces a maximum of six months in jail and $1,000 fine on each count.

News Link:-http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2013/03/video_photos_malnourished_neglected_dog_recovering_at_red_bank_animal_hospital.html#incart_river

Second dog removed from Brick couple accused of animal abuse

Ady was signed over to the Monmouth County SPCA on Thursday

Ady was signed over to the Monmouth County SPCA on Thursday

BRICK – A second dog was removed Thursday from the house of a Brick couple facing animal cruelty charges after authorities said they neglected their other dog.

The dog removed Thursday, a three-year-old Cocker Spaniel named Ady, was discovered at the house after an anonymous tip to authorities, said Victor Amato, chief humane law enforcement officer for the Monmouth County SPCA. The couple signed the dog over to the SPCA.

Amato said the dog was recently groomed and in better condition than the one the couple brought into Associated Humane Society in Tinton Falls last week.

Read more:-http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2013/03/second_dog_removed_from_brick_couple_accused_of_animal_abuse.html

‘It was just a nightmare’: 36 dead pets found in ‘crazy cat lady’s’ home covered in one foot of excrement and showing signs of cannibalism

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A retired New Jersey teacher is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty charges after authorities recovered 36 dead cats from her home.

The skeleton of a decomposed cat is visible in this gruesome picture from a home in Bradley Beach, New Jersey where 35 other cats were found dead

Lorraine R. Smith, 65, will be fined a maximum of $1,000 for each of the 36 counts after the dead animals were discovered lying in one-feet of their own faeces at her Bradley Beach property.

Responding to a 2 a.m fire alarm call at the La Reine Avenue home, emergency services and Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) entered the property in Hazmat suits to protect themselves from the decomposing remains

‘When I went into the house it was just a nightmare,’ said Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Chief Victor ‘‘Buddy’’ Amato.

‘It looked like a lot of the animals were cannibalising one another.

‘I have been doing this for ten years and out of ten this was ten plus,.

‘Even with hazmat suits on we could only stay inside the property for 15 minutes at a stretch and there are remains of the cats and faeces up to a foot high inside.’

Bradley Beach Police Chief Leonard A. Guida explained that police and fire officials arrived at the three storey La Reine Avenue home because of the fire alarm call, but instead found the house covered with dead cats.

‘I suspect the fire alarm possibly was set off because of the odor of decaying cats,’ said Guida according to APP.Com

The disgusting interior of the home in Bradley Beach where 36 cats died

 

Splitting her time between the Bradley Beach property and her sick mother in the nearby town of Neptune, Smith told investigators that she could not keep up with the demands of owning 36 cats.

‘She left the cats to fend for herself at the La Reine Avenue property while she was with her mother,’ said Amato.

‘The demands of looking after the cats and her mother was too much and so when they began to die from negelct she left them inside the home.

‘We estimate that the cats had been fending for themselves for up to one year.’

Smith, who is co-operating with authorities will go before a municipal court judge sometime next month.

‘I spoke to the suspect and informed her she was going to be charged,’ said Amato.

With a decade of experience behind him, Amato was sympathetic towards Smith.

‘These are not bad people,’ said Amato.

‘They have good intention, but then they get overwhelmed and begin to get desensitised to what is going on.

‘I think taking care of her mother became a priority over taking care of the animals.’

Neighbours were not surprised that the house had harboured such a chaotic situation.

‘I have complained a number of times to the town of Bradley Beach to say there is an odour and she is not cutting her grass,’ said Victor Caponegro.’

Another neighbour called Betty was shocked.

‘I don’t understand how a person can just walk away from a house full of cats.’

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