A Galloway Township woman has been charged after officials investigated a case of animals living in inhumane conditions.

Nancy Santos of Galloway, NJ, Arrested

The Galloway Township Police Department says their humane law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a home on the 300 block of Cresson Avenue on Monday, July 1st.

Inside the home, authorities say they rescued seven dogs and 29 cats; inside a freezer, they found two dead adult dogs, a dead adult cat, and four dead kittens.

The resident, 57-year-old Nancy Santos of Galloway, was placed in custody and charged with 43 counts of animal neglect. She was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility pending a future court date.

300 block of Cresson Avenue in Galloway Township NJ - Photo: Google Maps
300 block of Cresson Avenue in Galloway Township NJ - Photo: Google Maps

Police Chief Richard D. Barber said in a social media post,

The Galloway Township Police Department remains committed to investigating any report of animal cruelty in our community. To honor this commitment, we recently trained two additional officers to serve in our HLEO Unit.

Anyone wishing to report animal neglect can contact the Galloway Township Police Department at (609) 652-3705 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers at (609) 652-1234.

The Galloway Township Police Department thanked Kimmy’s Safe Haven Rescue, the Atlantic County Animal Shelter, and A-Academy Animal Control for their help in this case.


The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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