State Police: 44 dead dogs found in freezers, 100 living in filth inside NJ home

Mike DeNardo
November 14, 2018 - 3:37 pm

New Jersey State Police


SHAMONG TOWNSHIP (KYW Newsradio) — A Burlington County woman faces animal cruelty charges after state police yesterday found more than 100 live dogs and 44 dead dogs at her home.

New Jersey State Police arrested 65-year-old Donna Roberts and charged her with animal cruelty after they found a disturbing scene at her house on Oakshade Road in Shamong.

"130 dogs living in inhumane and deplorable conditions," said Sergeant Jeff Flynn, the state police spokesman.

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Inside the house, troopers found the remains of 44 dead dogs wrapped in plastic bags and stored in several freezers. Flynn says the odor of animal feces and ammonia in the house was so strong, that several of the responders were overcome.

"Some of the troopers experienced dizziness and nausea due to the conditions inside," he said.

Flynn says four of the dogs were taken to a veterinarian in critical condition.