Woman charged with drowned puppy left submerged in cage

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A Jefferson woman was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and charged with leaving a 10-week-old puppy to drown in a cage in a West Milford pond. According to the Last Resort Rescue, Tonya Fea, 47, on April 30, put the golden retriever inside of a crate in the pond. She has been charged with animal cruelty and trespassing.

“I just spoke to the detective charge of the case and I’m happy to report that the woman who murdered this puppy has been arrested and charged. But sickening that our worst fears were confirmed, The official autopsy report confirm that drowning was the cause of death. Jenny was ALIVE and was intentionally drowned by this monster. They have applied the maximum charges BUT We ALL need to keep sharing and make sure our voices are heard when it comes time for sentencing!!”

The rescue found the crate with a vase inside along with wee-wee pads with blood on them stuck to the side of the puppy’s head. Out of respect for life, the puppy was named Jenny. A $12,000 reward had been offered leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the heinous act.

Fea has been released from jail and is scheduled to appear in court on May 22.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the prosecutor’s office at 811.370.7276 or Tips@passaiccountynj.org. You can also call Milford detective Eric Darnsteadt at 973.728.2801.

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5 replies
  1. Pennysdachshunds says:

    THIS IS A MONSTER in the Body Cavity of What is SUPPOSED to be a HUMAN BEING!!!! She Needs to ROT in A Cell Block with Inmates that are ALL ANIMAL ADOVACATES !!! Total Narcissistic Bitch!!

    • Jack says:

      It’s surely a sickening way to dispose of a puppy. It’s possible that she thought puppy was dead. There was blood on the puppy pad that was stuck to his tiny head. Any way you look at it. Poor pup met a violent end. Sad as f…

  2. Jan Barnes says:

    Hoping “Karma” will arrange for her to be FIRST, caged; NEXT, drowned and, FINALLY, sent to her “special place” in HELL!


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