Cash reward up to $500 for information that directly leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the following act of animal abuse.
On Monday, April 26th, 2021, at about 6:15 PM, an emaciated male mini poodle dog was found on Nimham Road in Kent, NY.
The dog’s fur was severely matted, wrapping around its legs and feet, impeding its ability to walk, and covering the dog’s eyes, making it unable to see. The skin underneath was raw and inflamed, and the dog’s ears were infected.
The Putnam County SPCA Law Enforcement Division is investigating this case as a criminal matter and is seeking information on the owner or other abuser of the dog.
“This is one of the worst cases of matting that we have encountered,” Putnam SPCA Chief Ken Ross told The Examiner. “As the fur mats, it pulls away from the skin, causing constant physical pain for the animal. The matting retains water which irritates the skin further as the matting constantly rubs the skin raw.”
Any information, however insignificant it may seem, could help. Please call the NYS Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-313-TIPS (8477).