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