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Authorities Arrest & Charge Mullica Resident With Animal Cruelty

Police acted on a tip that John Roblin was not caring for his dogs. A a severely malnourished dog and the body of a deceased dog were found in Roblin’s yard.

On February 1, 2023, John Roblin, 50, of Mullica, NJ, was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree Animal Cruelty and two counts of disorderly persons for Failure to Provide Pets with Adequate Shelter.

Following a tip to police that Roblin was not caring for his dogs, police responding to his home discovered a severely malnourished dog and the body of a deceased dog in Roblin’s yard.

The deceased dog appeared to have died from starvation. The living dog was taken to the county animal shelter where it was evaluated and treated by a veterinarian for malnutrition and a skin condition.

The charges were the result of a joint investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office’s Animal Cruelty Unit and the Mullica Township Police Department.

Anyone with information about this incident, or other crimes, is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit at 609-909-7666 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Website at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

*All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.