ROOT, N.Y. – State Police say 13 dogs have been removed from Flat Creek Border Collies Kennel in the town of Root.
On January 22, 2014, joint investigative partners from the New York State Police, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and the New York State Attorney General's Office, conducted a planned execution of a search warrant at the Flat Creek Border Collies Kennel on Rappa Road in the Town of Root, Montgomery County.
In conjunction with executing the warrant, 13 dogs were removed from that location and are being cared for at various locations in the immediate area. As a result of this removal, there are no remaining dogs in the outside kennel area at Flat Creek Border Collies Kennel.
The jointly conducted investigation and monitoring of the situation is continuing and no additional charges have been filed at this time.
Earlier in the week, a judge was supposed to decide if the owner of a local kennel had complied with mandates after dogs were removed from his property, but an investigation into the health of the collies has postponed the court date.
From January 8, 2014 through January 11, 2014, the Valley Veterinary Associates examined the animals, finding 10 collies to be emaciated, 13 dogs thin, and only seven dogs at an ideal body weight.
Earlier in January, collies were removed from Flat Creek Kennels in Montgomery County, owned by Herbert Weich, while several on the property. He was charged with a violation of the Agriculture & Markets Law section 353-B(2), for failure to provide adequate shelter.