The woman accused of dumping a senior, blind and deaf dog, has been identified and charged. According to the Daily Voice, the alleged dog dumper is identified as 59-year-old Tania Connelly; she is charged with “inflict[ing] unnecessary cruelty upon a living animal.”
The alleged crime
Connelly is accused of dumping the elderly, sight and hearing impaired dog from a car. On September 1, the Bergen County SPCA had issued a request to help find the dog:
We are asking anyone in the area of Industrial Ave. in Teteboro to be on the look out for an older black and white Boston Terrier. She may be sight and hearing impaired. She was let out of a car and abandoned. We have charges pending.
An updated posting indicated that the dog, named Bruna, was found. The senior dog is currently recuperating at the animal shelter and she will not be made available for adoption until the case against her owner has concluded.
Connelly is due in court on September 20.
(Image via Bergen County SPCA Facebook page)
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