say patrols were dispatched to an undisclosed location on Aug. 5 on a report of animal cruelty. According to police, patrols found multiple animal traps set up around the property, one ensnaring a possum with several babies. The mother was dead, according to police, but the babies were still alive.
The Bergen County SPCA is investigating the incident and police say criminal charges are pending. Police did not disclose further information, citing an active investigation. The SPCA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
There were reports of involving a fish stomping and a turtle that was apparently crushed.
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