R&B singer Jaheim Hoagland was just arrested after police found 15 emaciated dogs at his New Jersey home. Some dogs were found in crates filled with feces and water.
Police went to Jaheim's home Monday morning investigating a report of a “puppy in distress.” They arrived and found six dogs in the driveway. One of the dogs found initially was unresponsive in a water-filled crate and later had to be euthanized, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.
“Additional dogs were found inside of separate crates which were partially filled with several inches of water and dog feces,” prosecutors said in a news release.
The water may be due to the flooding and hurricane Ida passing through the east coast currently.
Jaheim, 44, was placed under arrest outside his home before cops found an even more disturbing scene inside of his home.
While attempting to care for the initial 6 dogs found outside the home, police heard barking coming from inside the home. The officers went inside to investigate they found nine more dogs “in varying stages of emaciation” and without access to food or water, according to the release.
Two of the dogs had to be taken to an emergency vet clinic for treatment because of their poor condition. All 14 surviving dogs were taken to Long Hill Kennel in Hillsborough.