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More than 40 dogs found in ‘unsanitary and inhumane’ NJ home, officials say

A man in New Jersey is expected to face the charges after the rescue of some of the dozens of dogs “live in misery” in his house, officials announced Wednesday.

(Union County Prosecutor’s Office)

A man in New Jersey is expected to face the charges after the rescue of several dozen dogs that “live in misery” in his house, officials announced Wednesday.

Authorities in Roselle combed by the place of residence of Evelio J. Calderon on Thursday, the uncovering of more than 40 dogs that were said to be “in serious unhygienic and inhuman living conditions,” a press release from the Union County Prosecutor’s office, in the tangent line with the state of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), said.

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The animals had been locked in the house for an unknown portion of the time, which eventually caused them “to relieve themselves indoors,” officials said. Different kinds of dogs, of different ages, it was said to be found and authorities are required to dress up in hazmat suits while they investigated.

One of the dozens of dogs rescued from deplorable living conditions as part of a joint operation involving @NewJerseySPCA, the new humane animal treatment section of the UCPO’s Special Prosecutions Unit, and @RosellePoliceNJ. Charges pending against the homeowner: https://t.co/l22s8z8DSx pic.twitter.com/f321bBBZHQ

— UCPONJ (@UCPONJ) 20 June 2018

A number of the canines received medical treatment at the scene for serious injuries, while at least two of them believed “suffered from shock” were transported for medical care, the officials said. Among the injured were “open wounds, malnutrition, joint problems, and eye problems,” the officials said.

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“Despite the medical problems, most of the dogs were expected to survive,” the press release said.

The animals were transferred to four different shelters in the state, officials said, adding that Calderon, 40, will face charges for several criminal offences.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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