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Case ID: 19770
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Judge(s): Robin Wernek

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Sunday, Aug 26, 2012

County: Monmouth

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Charles Loguidice

Two Rottweilers are dead after being left in a car while their owner stopped at a restaurant for a meal, said Victor "Buddy" Amato, chief of law enforcement for the Monmouth County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or SPCA.

Charles Loguidice, 48, of Freehold Township left his two male Rottweilers, which each weighed more than 100 pounds, in the car Sunday while stopping at MJ's restaurant in Neptune, Amato said.

"He decided to go into the restaurant and have a meal," said Amato. An hour later, "he came out to the car and both dogs were dead."

Temperatures inside the car were more than 100 degrees, Amato said.

Loguidice told the SPCA chief that he had left the car running and the air conditioning turned on for the dogs, but that the dogs must have jumped on the buttons and turned the car's defroster on instead.

Amato charged Loguidice with two counts of animal cruelty. Loguidice is scheduled to appear before Neptune Municipal Court Judge Robin Wernek at noon on Sept. 10, Amato said.

The dogs were transported to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital for necropsy in anticipation of the court date, the SPCA chief said.


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