10-week-old puppy found dead in cage

The body of the female Golden Retriever puppy – named “Jenny” – was discovered Tuesday in the submerged cage with ice can that helped burdened it down to the bottom, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes.

Photo credit: Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital/ Facebook

They didn’t determine what brand of container, despite the fact that an online pursuit produces comparable pieces made in Eastern Europe that offer for $18 to $29.

The Last Resort Rescue, based in the Hewitt section of the township, has offered a $1,200 reward for information leading to the person or people behind  this cruelty

The vase or dog bowl was originally available at Tuesday Morning and described as a Waterford Type dog bowl. 

The non-benefit animal mission likewise propelled the hashtag #JusticeForJenny.

“One of our rescue officers at The Last Resort Rescue noticed a crate at the edge of the pond on Bonter Road on the oak ridge side of town [Tuesday] with a puppy in it,” wrote Nancy Warner.

10-week-old puppy found dead in cage

Photo credit: Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital/ Facebook

“The puppy was dead and ice cold and soaking wet inside the crate, lakebed vegetation hanging on the crate, with a lead crystal vase (notice garage sale price tag) and wee-wee pads stuck to the side of her head with a small amount of blood on them,” Warner said.

On Friday, West Milford police said that the man who detected the cage hauled it out of the water with the doggie inside.

A companion of his portrayed the man as  “a foster/rescuer who is an avid animal advocate and lover.”


Photo credit: Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital/ Facebook

Police said the investigation is “advancing rapidly and we are anticipating fundamental necropsy results” by the New Jersey State Agricultural State Lab to decide when and how the pup was executed.

They asked that anyone who saw or knows something about the incident to contact the Passaic County prosecutor’s tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO ortips@passaiccountynj.org or West Milford Detective Eric Darnsteadt at (973) 728-2801 .