Thousands sign petition to remove dogs from woman accused of animal abuse

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Thousands have signed a Change.org petition to remove dogs from the home of a woman accused of animal abuse.

Tonya Fea was charged earlier this week in the drowning death of a golden retriever puppy. That dog, named Jenny, was found dead in a weighted crate in a West Milford pond.

She was released after being arrested pending a court hearing.

MORE: Prosecutor: Woman faces charges in drowning of puppy in West Milford pond

Volunteers from All Star Pet Rescue say there are other animals still in her home. The rescue started the petition.

It has more than 2,000 signatures. The petition says they don't want the other dogs to "meet the same fate" as Jenny.

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