UPDATE, Monday, June 10: Galloway Township police said the alleged kitten incident was "falsely reported." After receiving one call on Friday, patrol units responded to the scene and did not find any animals or see any evidence substantiating the call, according to Detective Sgt. 1st class Ryan Goehringer.

Police in both ends of the state are investigating shocking animal cruelty incidents that were reported on Friday.

In Newark, authorities said a dog was beaten to death and burned on the street, RLSMedia.com reported.

Police said residents of Columbia Avenue and Plymouth Street, a residential neighborhood near Vailsburg Park, reported hearing young people causing a ruckus in the predawn hours. The carcass of the dog was discovered in the morning.

In South Jersey, police in Galloway said that several kittens were thrown out of a window of a moving car, Galloway Patch reported.

The incident happened just after 1 p.m. on Jimmie Leeds Road near the Garden State Parkway. The witness was unable to get a description of the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the dog in Newark should call police at 877-695-8477.

Information to help the Galloway cat case should be provided to police at 609-652-3705 or www.crimestoppersatlantic.com. Police did not describe the condition of the kittens.

Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email sergio.bichao@townsquaremedia.com.

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