N.J. SPCA Volunteer Accused Of Animal Cruelty
FREEHOLD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Monmouth County, N.J. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals volunteer was indicted on animal cruelty charges Tuesday.
Authorities said more than 300 dead birds and animals were found in a Little Silver, N.J. home that Gretchen Rell, 56, shared with her 95-year-old mother.
Authorities said the SPCA wildlife volunteer had taken in numerous animals for the purpose of rehabilitation between January 2013 and March 2014.
But officials said the animals died of starvation and dehydration instead.
Rell would face up to five years in prison if convicted of the charges.
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