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CNY SPCA investigators respond to more calls in frigid weather

Investigators from the Central New York SPCA are out of the office a lot during cold days, and they say the recent frigid temperatures have meant at least a dozen extra animal cruelty calls just this week.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 7:43 AM

Investigators from the Central New York SPCA are out of the office a lot during cold days, and they say the recent frigid temperatures have meant at least a dozen extra animal cruelty calls just this week.

The investigators answer calls in Syracuse and the greater Utica area. Many neighbors have been calling them to report animals being out too long in the winter weather.

“They should be more conscious to not just leave them out because people are gonna call,” said Rick Schenosky, an investigator with the CNY SPCA. “So that's ... we're getting a lot of drive-by calls where people are just driving by and see the dog out all day."

The CNY SPCA say that unfortunately, sometimes the calls come too late. Last week, a dead, frozen dog was found in the Syracuse area.

(Story from NBC affiliate WSTM)

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