Brick Township women plead guilty to charges surrounding hoarding of 170 dogs and cats

Prosecutors have asked a state Superior Court to sentence Michele Nycz and Aime Lonczak to 364 days in jail.

Matt Trapani

Jun 26, 2024, 12:20 AM

Updated 25 days ago

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Two Brick Township women pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and child neglect charges for hoarding more than 170 dogs and cats in filth and squalor in their home.
Ocean County prosecutors have asked a state Superior Court to sentence Michele Nycz and Aime Lonczak to 364 days in the Ocean County Jail for their crimes. They would also like it ordered that the women would never again be able to own or work with animals.
The case stems back to December 2022. Authorities say that 129 dogs and 43 cats were found inside the women’s home. This home has now been condemned. Some of the animals were found dead. Because Lonczak's teen daughter was also living in that home, both women were charged with child endangerment.
Sentencing is set for August.


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