Cages where landlord says she found dead rabbits. (NEWS10 ABC)
SALEM, N.Y.–A Washington County dog groomer and show dog handler faces
multiple charges after Washington County Sheriff officers discovered abandoned and dead animals at
the home he was renting.
Neil E. Jordon, 44, of Glens Falls was in Town of Salem Court
Monday where he was charged with 13 counts of Animal Cruelty and three counts
of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
The landlord of the rental property, Elizabeth Osterhaudt, called
officers after discovering the abandoned animals during a chimney inspection
attempt. Authorities found 11 dogs alive in the feces covered home, but without
proper food, water, and improper living conditions. Several dead birds and two
dead rabbits were also found.
He was with Endangering the Welfare of a Child after the
investigation uncovered that he had his children at the residence with no
working heat and that dead animals had been stored in the freezer with the
Jordon is a well-known groomer and show dog handler. All but two
of the 11 dogs rescued from the home belonged to the man. Officials say they
are getting calls from the dog's owner from across the country.
Jordon was processed, and arraigned in the Town of Salem Court.
Bail was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.
The investigation is ongoing and another arrest is pending,
according to officers.
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