Two men face an­i­mal cru­elty counts af­ter 15 an­i­mals are re­moved from home

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Six adult dogs, eight pup­pies and a cat were re­moved by an­i­mal res­cuers af­ter be­ing found in “de­plorable” con­di­tions at a Has­brouckk Av­enue home, ac­cord­ing to the Ul­ster County So­ci­ety for the Prevention of Cru­elty to An­i­mals.

Two peo­ple, Gary Vogt and Lewis Hum­bolt, were charged with 15 mis­de­meanor counts of over­driv­ing and tor­tur­ing/fail­ure to pro­vide proper Sus­te­nance and 15 mis­de­meanor counts of fail­ure to pro­vide food and drink to an im­pounded an­i­mal, au­thor­i­ties said.

In con­junc­tion in with the Kingston Po­lice De­part­ment, the Ul­ster County SPCA ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at 182 Has­brouck Ave. Fri­day.

SPCA In­ves­ti­ga­tors sought the war­rant fol­low­ing a four-month, joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion with the Kingston Dog Con­trol Of­fi­cer, Kahlil Meltz.

The an­i­mals were re­moved from the res­i­dence. In a press re­lease, SPCA de­scribed the home as “un­in­hab­it­able” be­cause of the con­di­tions there. “The an­i­mals suf­fered from ema­ci­a­tion, skin con­di­tions, filth and par­a­sites,” the re­lease said. “All are be­ing held at the UCSPCA Kingston fa­cil­ity for treat­ment.”

The sus­pects were given a court ap­pear­ance ticket and are ex­pected to ap­pear in Kingston City Court on Tues­day.

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