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Man, woman charged after leaving dog in car in 90-degree weather in Morris County

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two Newark residents were charged last month after they allegedly left a dog unattended inside a car in 90-degree weather in Hanover Township, according to police.

Ronald Moore, 28, and Jameika Maxwell, 30, were each charged with one count of animal cruelty.

On July 15, Moore and Maxwell left their 4-year-old dog, Apollo, in a vehicle unattended with the vehicle off at around 3:00 p.m. with the temperature over 90-degrees, police said.

Apollo was left in the vehicle unattended for an unknown amount of time before police entered the vehicle and rescued him. Apollo was put in one of the patrol cars with the air conditioning on and was given some cold water where he quickly recovered, police said.

Det. Hermans, the Hanover Police Department’s Humane Law Enforcement Officer, had the dog examined and it was shown that in addition to being left in the hot car, the dog was severely malnourished, police said.

Moore and Maxwell were mailed their summonses to appear in court, 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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