The owner of the animals is being charged with animal cruelty after dead bodies of 2 donkeys were found off a road in Jackson Township.

The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told that one donkey was found dead at JR Farms early in November, while the other was on the ground breathing with difficulty as shown by an Associated Press report on CBS Philly.

SPCA told that the 2nd donkey had a shot wound in the head.

The Asbury Park Press told that the animals had been dropped in an area near East Veterans Highway and Bennetts Mills Road. The owner’s name has not been revealed by the police.

A report by showed that the donkeys were looking malnourished when they were found on 1st of December. According to the SPCA, their owner had horses also that were looking to have been neglected.

The AP story on CBS Philly reported that the owner also faces charges of abandoning a domestic animal for leaving a pot-bellied pig behind.

Lynne Richmond of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture said that the individuals are allowed to euthanize livestock by gunshot, reported by the Asbury Park Press but the euthanized animals are needed to be removed from contact with live ones within the time period of one day.

News Source: NewJerseyNewsRoom