Cruelty complaints have been popping up on our radar for the past few days thanks to the Facebook community as well as calls and emails from animal lovers reporting cruelty and neglect involving squatters in an abandoned house on Hunterdon Street in Newark.
Assistant Director Scott Crawford and Animal Control Officer Alvis Carrington were on the scene today and rescued two dogs that were left to fester in deplorable conditions. The dogs, both males, are now back at AHS-Newark were they are under going a complete medical work up and receiving food, water and a nice bed. From what we can tell, both dogs are of a healthy weight but do have some outward signs of neglect which we are treating.
While we were at the scene, the dogs owner arrived and stated that they were paying the squatters to care for the dogs until they were able to take them to their new house. However, after the SPCA issued summonses, the owner surrendered both dogs to AHS. Their names are Blue and BJ and we are hoping to make their future so much better than their past.
We are here to help make BJ and Blue's lives better and we can only do that with your help. This is why our Res-Q Fund is so important. Please donate so we may continue to help those without a voice. (File#129297 & #129298)
For more information on BJ and Blue, please contact our Newark offices at 973-824-7080 or email us.