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A New Jersey woman has been charged with animal cruelty after police reportedly found 44 dead dogs in her home. Donna Roberts, of Shamong Township, also had another 130 living dogs that were subject to inhumane conditions.
According to the New Jersey State Police's Facebook page, detectives responded to Roberts' home on Tuesday November 13 to help the Burlington County Health Department with an inspection.
"When detectives arrived, they observed evidence of animal cruelty inflicted upon various breeds of dogs on the property. The odor of animal feces and ammonia permeated the inside of the residence, which caused several of the responders to experience dizziness and nausea."
The 44 deceased dogs were reportedly found packaged in plastic bags and stored in freezers. Their cause of death is still under investigation. Four of the 130 living dogs were in critical condition and had to be taken to an emergency veterinary clinic.