EATONTOWN, NJ - Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance to find out the circumstances surrounding the discovery Tuesday evening of a dog burning in the wooded area behind the Country Club Apartments off Tinton Falls Avenue, according to Victor “Buddy” Amato, Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer at the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Eatontown firefighters responded to a report of smoke and possible fire in the wooded area behind the apartment complex where they discovered the smoldering remains of what is suspected to be a beagle, Amato said.

The animal’s remains were taken to the Red Bank Animal Hospital where a necropsy will be performed to determine a cause of death, Amato added

Amato is asking anyone with any information to give him a call at 732-312-7153.