FREEHOLD – A Long Branch has been indicted on two counts related his allegedly leaving a caged dog to drown in the Shrewsbury River.
Aaron Davis, 35, was indicted on attempted animal cruelty and animal cruelty for leaving a pit bull, later dubbed “River,” in a cage in the Shrewsbury River in Highlands.
The dog was rescued by a passerby while taking her own dog on a morning walk July 30 last year.
An investigation lead authorities to Davis, who surrendered Aug. 7.
He faces up to 5 years in prison for the attempted animal cruelty charge, and up to 18 months for the animal cruelty charge.