Puppy dies after dozen-plus dogs rescued from NJ home's 'sweltering' garage

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July 29, 2020 - 9:20 am
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ASBURY PARK, N.J. (1010 WINS) – One puppy died after more than a dozen dogs were rescued from a “sweltering” garage at an abandoned home in New Jersey over the weekend, the Monmouth County SPCA said.

The dogs were found at an abandoned home on Mattison Avenue in Asbury Park on Sunday night, the SPCA said in a Facebook post this week.

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All but one of the dogs were “living in a sweltering garage with no air conditioning, no access to food or water and with only one small window open for any fresh air,” the SPCA said.

One of the puppies was found “lifeless on the hot concrete.” That puppy died this week, Monmouth County SPCA Executive Director Ross Licitra told NJ.com.

Photos posted by the SPCA show the dogs being cared for by animal rescuers. Licitra said the dogs have been taken in by a foster family but are expected to be put up for adoption eventually.

Anyone with information about the owner of the animals is urged to call the Monmouth County Animal Cruelty Hotline at (877) 898-7297.