March 7, 2013

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Dogs rescued after being abandoned for a month

MIDDLETOWN – Officers of the Hudson Valley SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Division rescued a 1 ½ year old female Stafford Terrier named Momma and a three-year-old male Stafford Terrier named Bengal from what officials said were “horrific conditions” from a Middletown home.

Both dogs were seized on Tuesday, March 5 pursuant to a search warrant.

The dogs were kept in a house where the owners had abandoned them for 30 days, SPCA officials said. The house had no heat or electricity and the animals were kept in a garage with two inches of standing water and fecal matter covering the floor.

The dogs are being treated for medical conditions related to their captivity by Pets Alive in the Town of Wallkill, officials said.

Anyone with knowledge of the dogs or the whereabouts of the owners is asked to call the Hudson Valley SPCA at 855-448-2548. All caller names will be kept confidential.

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