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Over 180 dogs recovered in Hunterdon County animal cruelty investigation

KINGWOOD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – An ongoing animal cruelty investigation has led to the seizure of 170 dogs at a residence in Kingwood Township, according to Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams.

A search of the home and other buildings located on the property uncovered over 170 dogs believed to be neglected. In addition, another 30 dogs were previously surrendered by the home owners. The dogs were removed from the residence by St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and the Monmouth County SPCA, Williams said.

The rescue operation took place early morning Tuesday and continued throughout the day. The animal cruelty investigation is ongoing and charges are still pending, Williams said.

Acting Prosecutor Williams added, “I would like to thank St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center and Monmouth County SPCA for their hard work and assistance in this matter. I would also like to thank the members of the New Jersey State Police, Kingwood Township Rescue Squad, Hunterdon County OEM, Hunterdon County Health Department, and Adult Protective Services for their assistance in the animal rescue.”

The investigation is being conducted by Detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit and New Jersey State Police Kingwood barracks responded to a residence in Kingwood Township.

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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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