WHITE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – New Jersey State Police have charged a Warren County man for allegedly abusing his dog.
Theodore Samuelsen, 39, of White Township has been charged with animal cruelty.
On Wednesday, May 19, detectives from Washington Station were contacted by members of Warren County Animal Control to assist with investigating an animal cruelty complaint at Samuelsen’s residence, state police said.
During the investigation, detectives discovered that Samuelsen was captured on video surveillance dragging and striking his pitbull several times on a neighbor’s property on May 12, state police said.
On Friday, May 22, troopers responded to Samuelsen’s residence and arrested him without incident. Members of the Warren County Animal Control took custody of the dog and determined that the pitbull did not sustain any visible injuries, state police said.
Samuelsen was charged and released pending a court appearance.