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Humane Society seeks help in animal cruelty case


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Juliet, a victim of starvation and abuse, is recovering at the animal shelter. The second unidentified dog died on the way to medical care. Contributed photo

HUDSON — The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA (CGHS/SPCA) is asking for the public’s help in identifying two dogs that were victims of animal cruelty.

CGHS/SPCA are looking for the owners of two dogs that were found on Schoolhouse Road in Claverack.

One dog was found incapacitated and died on his way to emergency care. After a full examination by CGHS/SPCA technicians, the dog was found to be emaciated with open wounds that were untreated. The wounds were filled with maggots.  

The second dog, now named Juliet, was brought to CGHS/SPCA where she’s receiving medical attention and being treated for starvation and dehydration.  

Both dogs were scored as a 1 on a scale of 1 to 9 using the Nestle/Purina Body Condition System. With this system, 1 is very thin/emaciated and 9 is obese.

Authorities are seeking the owners of two dogs who were found emaciated and starving. Contributed photo

CGHS/SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for these acts of cruelty.

“We’re asking the public’s help with these heinous acts of animal cruelty. As a society, we are obligated to bring those responsible to justice,” said CGHS/PSCA President and Cruelty Investigator Ron Perez. “These two poor creatures were subjected to horrible neglect, starvation, and denial of medical attention. If anyone has any information on these two dogs, please don’t hesitate to call us at 518-828-6044 ext. 108.”

One of the dogs died while being transported to medical care. Authorities are seeking the animal’s owner. Contributed photo

All information will be kept confidential.

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