New Jersey law requires animal shelters to hold animals -- or put them up for adoption -- for at least seven days before deciding to euthanize them, NJ.com reported.
"Today is a sad day for Hamilton Township,” Democratic council members Jeff Martin, Rick Tighe and Anthony Carabelli Jr. said in a joint statement. “Council, along with the shelter investigation sub-committee, are reviewing the charges and information brought to light by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and will take all appropriate steps after completing their review. Our goal remains the same: to have a shelter which treats all animals humanely.”
Plunkett and Bencivengo are scheduled to appear May 21 in Superior Court of Mercer County, NJ.com reported.