HOWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The Monmouth County SPCA is in need of additional supplies after more than 250 dogs were rescued from a home in Howell Township on Friday.

The Monmouth County SPCA says 276 dogs were removed from the home on Friday. All day long, dogs wrapped in blankets or in crates were carried out by volunteers in masks and HazMat gear.

The dogs were taken to a special triage area where they were vaccinated and chipped, before being sent to the Monmouth County SPCA or St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center for additional care.

“We’ve been receiving dozens and dozens of calls from people looking to adopt these animals,” Ross Licitra, Executive Director of the Monmouth County ASPCA told 1010 WINS. “They will be up for adoption shortly.”

Officials at the Monmouth County SPCA say they are in need of dog crates, blankets, towels and Science Diet dog food to help serve all of the dogs taken in during the rescue. The SPCA is asking the public for donations, which can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their location at 260 Wall St. in Eatontown.

The SPCA is also accepting monetary donations, which can be sent via mail to

“Howell Case”
PO Box 93
Eatontown NJ 07724

Charlene Hutchins, the owner of the dogs, now potentially faces a long list of animal cruelty charges.


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