A New Jersey lady faces six months in county jail after pleading responsible to drowning a 10-week-old golden retriever pet in a pond.
Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced Tonya Fea’s responsible plea to Animal Cruelty on Thursday, greater than two years after Fea examined beneath oath in April of 2019 that she submerged the pet underwater and that the pet died in consequence.
Fea’s lawyer Richard Baldi mentioned throughout a Thursday listening to that the 49-year-old lady, who had adopted the canine simply 4 or 5 days previous to drowning it, didn’t take the sick pet to its scheduled veterinarian appointment as a result of she was involved about the price of medical payments, in line with NorthJersey.com.
“I panicked,” Fea, in tears, instructed prosecutors in the course of the listening to.
The lady was arrested after a member of an animal rescue group referred to as The Last Resort Rescue discovered the deceased pet “when she seen a crate on the fringe of the pond on Bonter Rd on the oak ridge facet of city” in April of 2020, in line with an April 30 facebook post with a photograph of the lifeless canine.
The rescue group famous within the put up that the canine was discovered with pet pads “caught to the facet of her head with a small quantity of blood on them.”
Authorities supplied a $5,000 reward resulting in Fea’s arrest. She can even be positioned on probation for 5 years beneath the situation that she serve six months in jail, carry out 100 hours of group service and by no means personal a canine once more.