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Nearly $6,000 raised to help care for 8-week-old pit bull mix found starving in Neptune

Officials say an 8-week-old pit bull mix named Matilda is recovering at the Monmouth County SPCA.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2023, 12:01 PM

Updated 400 days ago

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A community is coming together to help raise money for an 8-week-old pit bull mix named Matilda who was found starving and emaciated over the weekend.
Officials say Matilda is recovering at the Monmouth County SPCA.
Ross Licitra, executive director of the Monmouth County SPCA, says Matilda was suffering and showed signs of being severely mistreated. He says she is responding very well to treatment.
Matilda was found near Myrtle Avenue. Officials say that she was very thin and was shaking.
Community members have donated nearly $6,000 to help pay for Matilda's care and treatment.
Click here if you would like to donate.
Law enforcement officers are looking for whoever left her alone. Anyone who might have information is asked to call Monmouth SPCA investigators at 732-440-1539.


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