Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department said today that a man from Pennsylvania has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
Police say Mr. Warren S. Smith, 32, of Morrisville, Pennsylvania was arrested and charged today with 12 counts of animal cruelty in the fourth degree, one for each puppy, for failing to provide necessary care as the owner charged with the care of the animals specifically, adequate food and/or water and/or veterinary care.
An investigation by the Sayreville Police Department was initiated on July 24, 2019, when a complaint was received of puppies barking at Pet Supplies Plus located at 120 Main Street in Sayreville.
Smith was arrested following an investigation by members of the Sayreville Police Department, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Middlesex County Department of Health.
The investigation determined that Smith left twelve French bulldog puppies, ranging in age from 12 weeks to 3 years of age, in deplorable conditions, without food and water, and with numerous health and hygiene issues at a storefront called Pet Supplies Plus in Sayreville.
He is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick pending his initial court appearance.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Mark Zambrzycki of the Sayreville Police Department at (732) 727-4444, or Detective Jason Mendelson of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745- 5948.