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Officials: Cedar Knolls woman charged with animal cruelty for emaciated dog

Marshelle McDaniel was accused of failing to provide food and water to her dog.

Matt Trapani

May 28, 2024, 9:38 PM

Updated 26 days ago

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Charges have been filed against a Morris County woman accused of failing to provide food and water to her dog, causing the animal to be emaciated and suffer medical problems.
Hanover Township police have charged 25-year-old Marshelle McDaniel, of Cedar Knolls, with one count of animal cruelty and neglect.
Workers at 11th Hour Rescue in Flanders say that McDaniel surrendered Pebbles the pit bull to an animal control officer in April. The workers say the dog was brought to them emaciated and neglected and had sores and skin burns.
They say they are sharing Pebbles’ story to remind the public to pay attention to potentially abused animals.
"If you see something, say something because the woman had this dog in her house, in her care just starving in the suburbs of Morris County. So, if you see something or hear something, report it. You could be a lifesaver for that dog,” says Alex Galdi, of 11th Hour Rescue.
Pebbles has recovered and was adopted out earlier this month.
McDaniel has her first court appearance on Wednesday in Morristown.


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