The Belmar resident is charged with animal cruelty. He's been jailed in lieu of $30,000 bail. Authorities say they don't know if he's retained an attorney.
Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Chief Victor "Buddy" Amato says the man had worked at the shelter for about 18 months.
An animal cruelty charge carries a maximum prison term of three to five years.
Information from: Asbury Park Press, www.app.com