Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department said today that a borough woman has been indicted for causing the death of her dog by failing to provide food or water for the animal.
Nora L. Seay, 34, of Sayreville, was charged with causing bodily injury resulting in the death to a living animal by failing to provide necessary care as the owner charged with the care of the animal.
The indictment was handed up following a presentation to the grand jury by Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Lorraine Sult.
Seay was indicted following an investigation by the Sayreville Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation determined that Seay left her Pomeranian “Lady” at her residence on December 31, 2018 and failed to come back until the first week of February 2019. There was not a sufficient amount of food and water left for the dog in order for it to survive during her long absence.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Daniel Ellmeyer of the Sayreville Police Department at (732) 727-4444, or Detective Jason Mendelson of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732)745- 5948.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against Seay is merely an accusation and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.