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Andrew Mayer's pickup truck in the Toms River (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
Andrew Mayer's pickup truck in the Toms River (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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Toms River dog drowning case resumes December 7

Ocean County Court proceedings for the man accused of letting his dog drown in his pickup after it plunged into the icy Toms River last March are scheduled to resume December 7.

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No Jail time for Animal Hoarder in Lakewood

A Lakewood woman accused of hoarding and abandoning about 40 dogs inside her Spruce Street home in May, has avoided going to jail after pleading guilty to two counts of animal cruelty Thursday, according to The Lakewood Scoop.

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NJSPCA members will crackdown on pets left in hot cars. (humonia, ThinkStock)
NJSPCA members will crackdown on pets left in hot cars. (humonia, ThinkStock)
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Increasing awareness about animal abuse

We seem to hear a lot more about animal abuse cases these days. A New Jersey SPCA official says increased awareness about this ongoing problem has a good and a bad side.

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A new bill would make animal cruelty violators pay expenses for the injured pet. (sonyae, ThinkStock)
A new bill would make animal cruelty violators pay expenses for the injured pet. (sonyae, ThinkStock)
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Making animal cruelty violators pay expenses for injured pet

A pair of New Jersey lawmakers is working to ensure that those who abuse someone's pet or their own pet are required to literally pay for their actions.

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Toms River Considers Anti-Tethering Ordinance

Animal rights activists have asked the Toms River Council to consider adopting an ordinance that would set out clear rules for how dogs can be restrained outside.

Louise O'Brien says the current laws on the books in most New Jersey towns just don't get the job done

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“Great Crate Challenge” Comes to Monmouth County

The Monmouth County SPCA is hosting the "Great Crate Challenge" this week to encourage Governor Christie to approve changes to the laws regarding pig gestation crates.

 

Senate Bill 998 directs the Department

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Raccoon, by Sam Greeenwood, Getty Images
Raccoon, by Sam Greeenwood, Getty Images
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Monmouth Man Trapped and Ate Small Animals, Police Say

Dead squirrels and raccoons behind a building results in an animal cruelty count against a suspect in Monmouth County's Ocean Township.

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Monmouth County SPCA Volunteer is Sentenced in Deadly Hoarding Case

A former SPCA volunteer escapes prison time after hoarding over 300 frail animals in her Little Silver home that were later found dead. 56-year-old Gretchen Rell of the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township was sentenced to five years probation, required to undergo psychological counseling and 30 days community service

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Toms River Pet Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty

The Toms River 75-year-old accused of euthenizing his dog now faces an animal cruelty charge.

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Monmouth County Animal Volunteer Indicted on Cruelty Charges

A long-time Monmouth County SPCA volunteer accused of hoarding more than 300 dead birds in her mother's Little Silver home has been indicted on two counts of animal cruelty, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

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