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Monday, May 31, 1999County: Ocean
Alleged: Beth Marcus
Beth Marcus, 21, of Brooks Avenue, charged with neglecting her pet dogs during heat wave. Berkeley animal control officer John Bobar found a dehydrated cocker spaniel covered in its own feces and locked in an outdoor cage, said Peter Oraboni from the county Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
A notice was left for homeowner Beth Marcus, saying she may face cruelty charges and should contact the SPCA to get her dog back, Orboni said, adding that she did not call.
When temperatures again had a 100-plus heat index, he went to the home and found two more dogs tied to a tree, Oraboni said.
Marcus came out of the house and asked what was going on, and he issued two summonses to her.
Oraboni said he took the two dogs to Manahawkin for treatment also.
Marcus faces a hearing before Berkeley Municipal Court Judge Francis X. Halligan Jr later this month. If she is found guilty, Oraboni said she can be fined up to $1,000 for each count of animal cruelty, which is a disorderly persons offense.
- Asbury Park NJ Press - June 9, 1999
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