Monmouth County SPCA
A Monmouth County, N.J. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals volunteer was indicted on animal cruelty charges Tuesday.
A New Jersey family was in for the surprise of their lives when they tried to adopt a dog.
Animal protection advocates said they’re still seeking a permanent home in a warm climate for the reptiles, which for now will remain at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township.
Authorities say Richard Hines Jr. is charged with possession of exotic species without a permit after they found Aldabra tortoises, ranging in weight between 25 and 600 pounds, in his backyard.