Police in Hamilton Township have charged a Northfield woman after finding 4 dogs in kennels outside a residence - one of the dogs was dead.

Police say on March 6th, they were called to 1261 Scranton Avenue in Hamilton Township for an animal cruelty complaint. At the scene, they found the dogs and attempted to make contact with the property owner. They were not successful.

Shore Animal Control took possession of the three living dogs, while a veterinarian pathologist performed a necropsy on the dead animal. It was determined that the dog died of congestive heart failure.

Police have now charged the property owner,  Kimberlynn Jurkowski, 59, of Northfield,  with four counts of Animal Cruelty and four counts of Abandoning a Domesticated Animal.



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