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State Police: Kennel owner faces 49 counts of cruelty to animals

By WKTV News

WORCESTER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Authorities have now charged the owner of a kennel in the Town of Worcester with animal cruelty, after a month-long investigation that resulted in dozens of dogs in poor health being removed from the kennel.

On Thursday, State Police have now charged Frank Popolizio, 65, of Schenectady, and Corrinne Kindt, 26, of Esperance, N.Y. with several counts of animal cruelty.

Popolizio, who is the owner of South Side Stables, was charged with 49 counts of Cruelty to Animals.

Kindt, the manager of the stables, was charged with 7 counts of Cruelty to Animals.

The arrests resulted from a month-long investigation into neglect at the kennel conducted by New York State Police with the help of the Susquehanna SPCA in Worcester.

Both Kindt and Popolizio are scheduled to appear in court on March 6, 2012.

Two weeks ago, New York State Police said 45 dogs had been taken from the kennel at that point and that those dogs were in poor health.

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