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Man charged with abandoning dog in Hackettstown

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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