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NJSPCA remove 47 dogs from Hopatcong home

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UPDATE: 06/23/2016 -- Charges filed against Lester Vogt, of Bucknell Trail in Hopatcong

Who was charged with a total of 94 counts of failure to provide necessary care of a living animal or creature. The 94 counts break down to 47 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony crime of the fourth degree, and 47 counts of cruelty to animals, a civil disorderly persons charge.

As first reported by the New Jersey Herald

Animal control officers removed 47 dogs, many with severe injuries, from a home in Hopatcong on Saturday.

According to Hopatcong Animal Control Officer Gianna DiMatteo, the dogs living inside the bi-level home on B ucknell Trail were covered in feces and urine in a house that had no power.

"We had received a tip from Hopatcong police that there was this terrible smell coming from this house and that dogs were being neglected," DiMatteo said.

Read the full article as first reported by the New Jersey Herald

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