44 dog carcasses discovered — Shamong, NJ woman pleads guilty to death of 6
A Burlington County woman will likely spend three months in jail and be blocked from caring for a pet for five years, now that she has pleaded guilty to causing the death of six dogs.
The home of Shamong resident Donna Roberts is where authorities in 2018 found 44 dog carcasses wrapped in plastic and stored in freezers. Investigators also located 160 living dogs on the premises, on the 500 block of Oakshade Road, four of which required emergency treatment at a veterinary clinic. According to officials, the dogs were living in deplorable and inhumane conditions.
Roberts, 68, was charged in November 2018. She recently pleaded guilty to one count of cruelty to animals.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 13. It's expected that Roberts will serve 90 days in the Burlington County Jail, and that she'll serve 5 years of probation, during which she cannot own, raise or care for any animal.