Brick police: Dog dies after left out in extreme heat for hours
The following is a news release from the Brick Township Police Department:
On Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 5:48 p.m., area residents alerted the Brick Township Police Department to a sick or injured animal, a dog, at a residence on Northrup Drive.
Officer John Scott arrived on location and discovered area residents assisting a dog who had been left out on the second floor fire escape of the residence for several hours in the extreme heat. The dog’s owner/resident was not able to be located. The dog, believed to possibly be a Cane Corso type, was unconscious and in severe distress.
Sgt. Paul Catalina and Officer Keith Prendeville, both K-9 officers, arrived on scene and quickly accessed the dog’s condition, and with the assistance of neighbors, tried to cool the dog with water. The dog was then lowered down in its cage to the ground and wrapped in a wet towel.
Officer Prendeville then carried the dog to Scott’s patrol vehicle and transported her to the Jersey Shore Veterinary Hospital on Route 70, Lakewood. The dog was evaluated and treated throughout the night for life threatening injuries. Unfortunately the dog’s condition deteriorated and she succumbed to its injuries early Tuesday morning.
As a result of the investigation, the dog’s owner, Jonathan Correa was charged with failing to provide necessary care to an animal/living creature, exposing an animal to adverse weather conditions, and failing to provide a shelter of the proper size and failing to obtain a dog license. Correa was processed at headquarters and released on a summons pending Court.
The investigation is being conducted by Officer Jay Lampiasi and Officer Keith Donnelly of the Brick Township Police Humane Law enforcement Division in cooperation with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ptl. Lampiasi and Ptl. Donnelly were recently assigned to the role of Brick Township Humane Law Enforcement Officer by Police Chief James Riccio. These positions fill a much needed void brought about by the abolishment of the New Jersey S.P.C.A. Police Agency.
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