Ulster County Woman Faces 13 Animal Abuse Charges
Earlier today we reported that the Ulster County SPCA had charged a man for allegedly stabbing his dog.
The dog, Bandit, is currently being cared for at the Ulster County SPCA Kingston location. Bandit's owner was charged with one count of unjustifiably injuring an animal, which is a misdemeanor under NYS Agriculture and Markets Laws.
Shortly after that news was released, we learned that the Ulster County SPCA Human Law Department charged another Ulster County resident in a different animal abuse case.
A search warrant was executed at the home of Joy VanVlack Weis in the Village of Gardiner. She was charged with 13 counts of failure to provide proper sustenance after it was alleged that Weis failed to get her alpaca proper medical care for an injury and allowed for her other animals to live in substandard living conditions.
All of the animals were seized and are currently being cared for at the Ulster County SPCA Kingston location.
Adam Saunders the Executive Director for UCSPCA released a statement regarding both cases stating: "When we choose to include animals in our homes and our lives, it is incumbent upon us to treat them as well as any family member. Sadly, in these cases, that wasn’t happening.”