Upper Township man charged with killing dog

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PETERSBURG – A Petersburg resident was charged Monday with killing his Brittany Spaniel dog after it bit him.


Josh Rosiak was the target of a two-week investigation by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) after he sought medical treatment for a dog bite. Veterinarians at Shore Animal Control of Upper Township brought the matter to the NJSPCA’s attention.
Linda Gentille, a Petersburg resident and member of Animal Guardian Angels, photographs of the dog could not be released because they were so graphic.
Rosiak has been charged in Upper Township Municipal Court with needless killing of a living creature, infliction of unnecessary cruelty upon a living creature, and torment and torture of a living creature.
Rosiak faces several fines as well as up to 18 months in jail. The matter will continue in the Upper Township court in the coming weeks, Gentille said.


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