While trying to locate a man wanted by Manchester Police for violating a final restraining order and stalking, a Lakewood Police Officer discharged his service weapon at an aggressive pitbull wounding it in the process.
A police dog who was on the scene of an active investigation this afternoon in Mantoloking was injured and is currently receiving treatment for those injuries, but the dog was NOT shot, Ocean County Sheriff Mike Mastronardy tells WOBM News.
The Long Branch man wanted for allegedly abdanoning the dog now affectionally renamed "River" has turned himself into police, in an announcement on Facebook from the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office.
A Brick Township man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly leaving his dog out on the second floor fire escape of a Northrup Drive residence for several hours on Sunday when highs reached 99-degrees in parts of Ocean County. The dog later died.