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Long Island dog rescue volunteers in Utica; Kim Strong nowhere to be found

Former Road to Home Rescue operator nowhere to be found; cell disconnected/changed.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 6:14 PM


Volunteers from the Long Island Road to Home Rescue are at the Utica rescue of the same name, trying to rehome the remaining 57 dogs, or, reunite them with their former rescues. The attorney for the buillding's Massachussetts landlord says he's also doing what he can.

"He's working with a few groups right now. One is obviously the Road to Home Rescue. The other is a private group from Hempstead, NY," said attorney, Gregg Starczewski. "He's in constant contact with the people that are down at the warehouse now, and he's been in contact with me and he basically will cooperate in any way, shape or form, to make sure these dogs are safe."

Food donations from the community are piling up outside the rescue. Long Island rescue staff say Oneida County Executive, Anthony Picente, stopped by the rescue on Tuesday to check the progress of efforts to place the dogs. They say the rescue's former operator, Kim Strong, hasn't been there since Friday. Her cell phone has been changed or disconnected.

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