HANOVER — Two individuals from Newark, Ronald Moore, 28, and Jameika Maxwell, 30, faced charges last month for reportedly leaving their dog, Apollo, in a car amidst 90-degree weather in Hanover Township, police reports indicate.
Both Moore and Maxwell were charged with a count of animal cruelty.
Police stated that on July 15, around 3:00 p.m., the duo left their 4-year-old dog in the car without turning it on when the temperature soared above 90 degrees. The duration Apollo remained inside the car before being rescued by the police remains unclear. Once saved, Apollo was placed in a police car with the air conditioner running and was provided cold water, aiding his quick recovery.
Further examination of Apollo by Det. Hermans, Hanover Police Department’s Humane Law Enforcement Officer, revealed the dog was exposed to the intense heat and seriously underfed.
Both Moore and Maxwell received court summonses by mail, according to the police.