Ocean County Woman Sentenced for Animal Cruelty

Crime

TUCKERTON – Allison Konowitz, 36, has been sentenced to serve 60 days on the Ocean County Jail, as well as two years probation and $1,225 in restitution for animal cruelty.

Tuckerton Police Officers discovered deplorable conditions in her home, from which 16 dogs were rescued who appeared to be extremely malnourished. The front door of Konowitz’s home was left open, and dogs were seen entering and exiting at will. While 15 of the dogs were adopted by loving families, one had to be put down due to its condition. Konowitz’s home was deemed uninhabitable by the Ocean County Health Department.

Konowitz plead guilty to purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to a living animal by failing to provide the animal with necessary care, which resulted in an animal’s death. In addition to the jail sentence, probation, and restitution fee, Konowitz is also prohibited from possessing any animal and being employed in any field related to animals.

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