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New Jersey man arrested for killing ex’s 3 dogs and ferret, SPCA says

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A New Jersey man was busted for killing his ex-girlfriend’s pet ferret and three Chihuahuas in upstate New York, authorities stated. 

Matthew Savinovich, 27, of Norwood, NJ, was arrested Wednesday in connection to an indictment charging him with killing the animals in Lake Peekskill — about an hour north of town — throughout his relationship together with his former flame from December 2019 to November 2020, the Putnam County SPCA said.

He was charged with one depend of felony housebreaking, 4 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals as a felony, 4 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty and 4 counts of felony legal mischief, in accordance with the SPCA. 

He was additionally charged with failing to seem in Putnam Valley Court on different expenses. 

He was arraigned on the Putnam County Court and ordered held at Putnam County Jail in lieu of $100,000 money or $500,000 bond. 

Savinovich, who has an intensive legal file, may spend no less than 5 years behind bars, the SPCA stated. 

Multiple businesses have been concerned within the “lengthy investigation,” SPCA Chief Ken Ross stated in a press release. 

“The cooperation and help we received from all these agencies was an invaluable resource,” he stated. “Studies have shown that those who commit animal cruelty eventually commit crimes against humans.”

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