The Herkimer Humane Society has taken in 21 cats from a recent hoarding case. Each cat costs about $200. to care for, and only $60. to adopt. That’s about a $140. loss for each animal taken in. Herkimer County Humane Society Assistant Manager Joanne Johnson tells us they’re also dealing with a possible case of animal neglect.
"I’ve never seen an animal in that… an animal alive in that type of shape, in that condition. Never."
The dog they’re calling Fawn, was taken in on January 18th. She was immediately transported to the Herkimer Veterinary Associates for medical treatment, and was then fostered for ten days by one of their employees.
"The pictures you have of her don’t even really relay what you saw when you saw her in person. Unfortunately it was like picking up a skeleton with just a little bit of skin over it."
Fawn died on Sunday, but was given the kind of care every animal deserves.
"Love, and warmth, and kindness, and care, and everything else that goes along with it. That dog knew she was loved, and that’s…. that’s an amazing thing."
Police are investigating whether this is a case of animal neglect and are asking the public for help.
"If this indeed was done deliberately by a person, this needs to be known because who’s to stop them from doing it again."
Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to call the Town of Frankfort Police Department or the Herkimer County Humane Society.
Town of Frankfort Police Department: 315-894-3594
Herkimer County Humane Society: 315-866-3255