HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man has been charged for allegedly not coming back for his dog after he moved to California, police said.
On Oct. 2 at around 11:21 a.m., police responded to River’s Edge Gardens Apartments, located at 211 Mountain Ave, for a report of an abandoned dog, police said.
Through a polcie investigation, it was determined that Gabriel Perez, 30, moved out of his apartment in May of 2019 and moved to California, police said.
Perez reportedly had someone take care of his pit bull mix until he came back for the dog. He never came back for the dog and no one has been able to make contact with him, police said.
Animal Control Solutions responded and took the dog, police said.
Perez was mailed a summons and charged with abandoning a domestic animal. He has a pending court appearance, police said.