On Monday, a 26-year-old woman admitted, in court, that she left her ailing dog in a cage to die. The Burlington County SPCA Humane Police issued a release about the case on Monday afternoon.
According to the authorities, Denai Carter of Medford, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to multiple charges of animal cruelty. Carter admitted that her dog was sick, and unable to eat or drink. The release provides details about the cruelty case:
The woman pleaded guilty to “Failure to provide necessary care” (food and water), “Inflicting unnecessary cruelty on a living creature”, “Failure as the owner to provide necessary care causing bodily injury” and “Causing the death of a living creature”.
Appearing before Judge Peter C. Lange the defendant admitted that the dog was sick and couldn’t eat or drink. She also admitted that she did not seek veterinary care for the dog. The dog was left to die in a cage.
The neglected dog was discovered, dead in the cage, on the woman’s balcony by staff at the woman’s apartment in November.
Judge Lange sentenced Carter to pay $5,000.00 in fines plus court costs, 90 days in jail, and a lifetime animal ban. Jail time was suspended on the condition that fines are paid and restrictions are honored.
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