Donna Roberts has been charged with animal cruelty.

New Jersey State Police

Cops: 44 dead dogs found, 130 rescued from feces-filled NJ home

November 14, 2018 - 1:49 pm

SHAMONG, NJ (1010 WINS) -- What a mess!

A New Jersey woman is under arrest after authorities found nearly 200 dogs in her feces filled home. State Police say there were 44 dead dogs and another 130 living dogs inside the Shamong home.

RELATED: NYPD’s animal cruelty unit rolls out new mobile command truck reports, the deceased dogs were packaged in plastic bags and stuffed inside freezers at the home of 44-year-old Donna Roberts.

Health officials inspecting Roberts' Burlington County home, were met with the strong odor of ammonia and animal feces, causing some to become dizzy. Officials say they also found evidence of animal cruelty.

"Although the circumstances surrounding the demise of the 44 dogs that were discovered inside plastic bags in freezers remain under investigation, the deplorable and inhumane living conditions the rescued dogs were forced to endure is tragic," State Trooper Patrick Callahan said.

Roberts faces charges of animal cruelty. She was released pending a court date.