Thirteen Animals Removed From New Paltz Resident
When we think about animals having to be removed from a residence, oftentimes we think of pets such as, cats, dogs, etc. But animals normally thought of as farm animals or 'outside' animals, can also be kept in conditions that cause concern and can lead to the need for a Humane Law Enforcement Division to step in.
According the Ulster County SPCA, such was the case this afternoon. After receiving complaints in May, about an injured piglet, the owner was cited for some areas of concern which lead to several follow-up inspections. As a result of these, the Ulster County SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Division, joined by the New Paltz Police Department, executed a search warrant for the residence.
Upon discovering several animals severely underweight and suffering from mange, the Ulster County SPCA removed 13 animals and placed them in the care of two local rescue organizations, the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and the Indraloka Farm Sanctuary.
Officers charged the owner, David Jones, with 13 counts of 'Failure to Provide Proper Sustenance' and 7 counts of 'Failure to Provide Food and Drink to an Impounded Animal'. Under the NYS Agriculture and Market laws, these are considered to be misdemeanors.