Alexander Beaupierre is being charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty in Howell, NJ, after it was discovered he left his seven Pit Bulls home alone when he left the country, according to the Asbury Park Press. On April 14, 2013, the Monmouth County SPCA was called to the scene by The Associated Humane Society.
Five of the dogs were tied up outside via extension cords and two of the dogs were found in the cellar. One was stuck in a basement window that it had broken in an attempt to escape and had to be pulled to safety. No food or water was found.
Beaupierre, who was a breeder, will no longer be able to breed, but he is allowed to keep three of the dogs so long as they are neutered. The remaining dogs will stay with the SPCA. Beaupierre was also fined $2,250.
Beaupierre claimed his in-laws were supposed to be taking care of his dogs but the in-laws stated that they were only taking care of the children, and not the dogs.