3 arrested on animal abuse charges at Waterville animal shelter

Members with the CNY SPCA said that 60 dogs, 3 cats, and a bird have been rescued from an animal shelter in Waterville.

Posted: Sep 13, 2019 11:31 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2019 1:58 PM

WATERVILLE, N.Y. -- Members with the CNY SPCA said that 60 dogs, 3 cats, and a bird have been rescued from an animal shelter in Waterville. 

Law enforcement arrested three individuals on animal cruelty charges on Friday, Sept. 13.

After numerous animal cruelty complaints as well as witness statements, law enforcement served a search warrant on the Whispering Pines animal shelter in Waterville late Friday afternoon.

Locals who purchased animals from the shelter are now speaking out. Heidi Lewis says she purchased a dog from the shelter, but shortly after taking the animal home, she learned the dog was diagnosed with parvo.

SPCA Investigators said that the animals will be taken to a shelter and individually examined,

"Well, the next step is comprehensive exams for the animals that we are removing and that's going to determine what the charges are how many counts," said Williams Pulaski of the CNY SPCA.

A news conference is set for Tuesday where more information will be provided about the case.

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