SHAMONG, N.J. (CBS) — A fireplace destroyed a canine kennel on the identical Shamong property the place dozens of useless canines have been present in freezers in 2018. Fireplace crews have been known as to the five hundred block of Oakshade Street, round 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Chopper 3 was over the scene as firefighters have been nonetheless dousing the burned construction with water.
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The hearth marshal says there have been no canines outdoors within the space the place the hearth was, nonetheless, they needed to get hold of a search warrant to look inside as a result of the proprietor wouldn’t enable them in.
The property, nonetheless, is well-known to authorities. In November 2018, police raided the identical property owned by Donna Roberts, eradicating greater than 160 canines dwelling in deplorable circumstances. In addition they discovered 44 useless canines saved in freezers.
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In December 2019, there have been new allegations of animal abuse on the dwelling when neighbors heard canines bark and whimper after being omitted within the chilly in a single day. A number of canines have been rescued.
Roberts was beforehand indicted on animal cruelty expenses.
Neighbors beforehand informed Eyewitness Information that the property is a identified pet mill breeding website.
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The hearth is beneath investigation.