Police: malnourished dog, dead dog carcass, large amounts of garbage found at Whitesboro home

By WKTV News

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Whitesboro woman has been charged with failing to provide for her pet and living with her children in a house filled with mold.

According to Whitesboro Police, officers responded to a Dewey Ave residence on Tuesday, June 12 around 4 p.m. to investigate an animal cruelty complaint.

When they arrived on scene, police said they spoke with Adicia Dawson of the residence, asking if she possessed and owned a dog. She said yes and brought the dog, a German Shepherd, out for police to look at. According to police, the dog was extremely malnourished and not taken care of and Animal Control was called.

Animal Control took the dog to the New Hartford Animal Hospital where it is being treated.

Whitesboro Police said that officers also found a dead dog carcass in the shed in the backyard of the house that had been there for approximately three months.

The Village of Whitesboro Codes Office responded to the scene and declared the house inhabitable due to large amounts of garbage and mold inside the house.

Authorities said Dawson lives at the house with her two children, ages 10 and 14. Oneida County Child Protective Services assisted at the scene and Whitesboro Police charged Dawson with endangering the welfare of a child, failing to provide proper sustenance to the animals and improper disposal of a dead animal.

Dawson is scheduled to appear at the Village of Whitesboro Court at a later date.

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