A Linden, N.J., woman is accused of a reprehensible crime against innocent puppies, reported WABC News.
Kimberly Matthews, 26, is facing multiple charges of animal cruelty following her alleged suffocation of four five-week-old bulldog puppies, who belonged to her boyfriend.
The pups were discovered by a neighbor, who had been asked to watch the pups. According to the Huffington Post, Matthews brought the pups to this individual in a cooler, and when she arrived, the puppies were not moving.
Matthews allegedly stated that the puppies were "just sleeping," and the neighbor later made the grim discovery, that the puppies were all dead.
Matthews is said to have had a fight with her boyfriend prior to the puppies' deaths.
Linden Police Capt. James Sarnicki stated:
“Due to the argument, apparently she told him that she was going to kill the puppies,”
“She had the dogs in her possession and took them out of their cage and placed them into a cooler for reasons which escape me and apparently the dogs suffocated from inadequate ventilation.
According to New Jersey News 12, Matthews turned herself into the police last week following publicity about the crime. She posted bond and was later released, but is expected back in court on Oct. 22.
If you would like to continue receiving the latest dog related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located at the top of this column.
It is free and anonymous to sign up For updates and further discussion, follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook and Twitter!
I am human; if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Eims1@live.com.