An 18-year-old Roebling man was charged with animal cruelty earlier this week by County Humane Police.
Quintin Segars was charged with infllicting unnecessary cruelty on a living creature and causing the death of a living creature.
According to the Humane Police, the Florence Township Animal Control Officer contacted their office to respond to a township residence.
Upon arrival, police found the puppy, a 7-month-old white Malti Poo mix, wrapped in a blanket.
The puppy reportedly belonged to a relative that had adopted it 3 days earlier. It is believed that an argument unrelated to the puppy led to its death.
According to officials, no court date has been set sd of yet.
Police are awaiting the results of a necropsy to determine the cause of death.