NORTHAMPTON, N.Y. - A total of 32 dogs, 11 cats and one rabbit found living in deplorable conditions were removed from a home in the town of Northampton, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office says Wednesday.
The Sheriff's Office received a call from the Town of Northampton Dog Warden and Code Enforcement around 7:30 p.m. June 16th to check on a residence at 1472 Route 30. The home had previously been condemned by Code Enforcement and there were reports of people and animals living there.
Inspectors found numerous dogs and cats, including two litters of puppies, living in deplorable conditions inside the small camper trailer with temperatures above 100 degrees.
The pets were found in small crates piled on top of each other with numerous dogs in each crate, with no ventilation offered in the hot space. The animals did not have food or water, even though food was found on the premises.
Inside the home, inspectors found full litter boxes, piles of dog feces and bugs.
They say most of the dogs were Chihuahuas; there were three Lab mixes and a Shepard.
The animals were voluntarily surrendered to Helping Paws Rescue in Broadalbin. One dog was in need of medical attention and taken to the Vet for treatment.
District Attorney Louise Sira was at the scene and the investigation is continuing. Charges are pending; to be determined later in the week.
For more information on the animals rescued, contact Helping Paws Rescue at 810-4805.