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Shushan man accused of animal cruelty due in court

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40 gallon aquarium frozen solid with fish on the bottom (NEWS10 ABC) 40 gallon aquarium frozen solid with fish on the bottom (NEWS10 ABC)
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SHUSHAN, N.Y. - A man charged in connection with the gruesome discovery of several animals that were found frozen to death in a home in Shushan back in January will be in court Monday.

Neil Jordan, 44, is facing 13 animal cruelty charges and three child endangerment charges. Authorities say they found several animals, including dogs, rabbits, and a frozen aquarium, in a home with no heat or water. They say some of those animals belonged to other people.

All of the
animals, including birds and rabbits, found abandoned at a Shushan rental home in January were either back home with their owners or had new homes by mid-February.

Jordan
is a Washington County dog groomer and show dog handler. 

In January,  the landlord of the rental property 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.

The Endangering the Welfare of a Child
charges came after the investigation uncovered that Jordan had his children at the residence with no working heat, and that dead animals had been stored in the freezer with the family's food.    

Jordan will be in Salem Town Court at 5 p.m. Monday.
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