Commends Hamilton Animal Control and Public Works Employees for Assistance in
Recent Animal Cruelty Case
Recently, following the investigation and arrest of a
Pennsylvania man on multiple animal cruelty charges in relation to a rural
Hamilton property he owned, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri publicly thanked
Hamilton Township’s Animal Control and Public Works employees for their
Township employees worked with the new Humane Law Enforcement
Unit of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office is response to a roaming
500-pound hog that was not properly and securely kept at the rural farm, which
also had other live animals on the premises.
Hamilton Public Works employees helped to make temporary pens
to safely secure the live animals and to prevent their future escape in the
interest of public safety. Likewise,
Hamilton Animal Control officers helped to secure the transfer of animals to
the new pens, assisted a State of New Jersey Veterinarian during bloodwork and
diagnostic testing, and have helped to provide food for the animals for
Mercer County Prosecutor Onofri commended all of the employees
involved in the case.
"Thanks to the extraordinary effort of these employees,
we were able to secure all of the live animals in makeshift pens and provide
them with food generously donated by Rosedale Mills, water and shelter. Workers constructed pens on site and have been
taking care of the animals for a week."