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2 arrested in case of abandoned malnourished Hudson dog

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Photo: Brittany J. Pinnell/Juan Cintron (Hudson Police Dept.) Photo: Brittany J. Pinnell/Juan Cintron (Hudson Police Dept.)

HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Hudson Police Department has arrested two individuals in connection to the case of a dog left tied to a fence in a remote area.    

On August 30, members of the Hudson Police Department found a black and white dog tied to a fence along the railroad tracks by the Hudson River. The dog was extremely malnourished and in desperate need of medical care.

An investigation conducted by the department led to the identification and arrest of the owners of the dog, Juan Cintron, 42, and Brittany J. Pinnell, 22, both of Hudson. 

Cintron and Pinnell are each charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a felony and arraigned in Hudson City Court. Cintron was remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of bail in the amount of $10,000 cash and $20,000 bond. Pinnell was remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of bail in the amount of $1,000 cash and $3,000 bond.  Both are returning to Hudson City Court on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

"This case was brought to a successful conclusion in part to the overwhelming support provided by the community. The Hudson Police Tip Line (518)828-9900 and new Facebook Page were utilized to gather information.  When our citizens work together with our police department, crimes get solved," said Hudson Police Chief Edward Moore.

The dog remains in the care of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society.

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