Ocean County Couple In Trouble For Animal Neglect

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

BERKELEY – A husband and wife are facing serious charges after a complaint led police to their township home. Inside, officers found 24 dogs living in deplorable conditions.

Berkeley Township Police said 49-year-old Luke Peters and his wife 42-year-old Alison Peters of Bayville allegedly had the dogs inside their Moorage Avenue home. A complaint call led to the warrant search in late October after some neighbors were concerned about the possibility of neglect.

The Peters’ were arrested and processed and were released pending a future court date.

Police said Berkeley Township Animal Control responded to the scene where the homeowners voluntarily surrendered their dogs due to the unsafe living conditions.

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Police added the dogs were safely transported to Southern Ocean County Shelter where they received medical care. 

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Luke and Alison Peters were charged with 24 counts of Animal Neglect.