Video captures woman dropping off 20 caged cats in front of Monmouth County SPCA building
The Monmouth County SPCA is asking for the public's help identifying a woman caught on surveillance video dropping off 20 caged cats in front of the building, which is by law, illegal.
Video from Saturday night captures the woman driving up in a Mazda CX7 with her license plate apparently covered up. She is seen wearing shorts and what appears to be a red sweatshirt.
She takes two cages packed with a total of 20 cats, all males, from her trunk and leaves them at the front door. A note attached to the crates says the cats’ caretaker had died.
The SPCA says all of the cats are being cared for, and they are accepting donations to help them.
In a post on Facebook, SPCA officials say, "We understand that this individual was trying to do the right thing, however, it is totally inappropriate and unsafe to abandon animals outside, not to mention, illegal by NJ state law. The Monmouth County SPCA is always here to help, as we have been doing for years and years, and we're saddened that this woman felt abandoning these animals was her only option."
Anyone who can identify the woman, or have any information, is urged to contact the Monmouth County Cruelty Hotline at (877) 898-7297.