Man sentenced to 9 months in county jail in death of dog left out in sweltering heat

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The owner of a dog that died after it was left outside in sweltering temperatures for several hours will have to serve a county jail sentence and a probation term.

Jonathon Correa was sentenced to serve 270 days in the Ocean County jail, along with four years of supervised probation. He was also ordered Friday to perform 180 hours of community service and pay $1,735 restitution to Brick Township for veterinary bills it incurred.

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The 31-year-old Brick Township man had pleaded guilty last September to animal cruelty charges stemming from the July 2018 death of Princess, a 13-month-old pit bull. The dog was left unattended for several hours on the balcony of Correa's townhome on a day when temperatures were around 100 degrees.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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