SPCA retracts comments on police turning blind eye on dog abuse

The SPCA is retracting comments it made about police turning a blind eye to the plight of a dog that was found frozen and starved to death in a crate in Orange County Wednesday.

The SPCA is retracting comments it made about police turning a blind eye to the plight of a dog that was found frozen and starved to death in a crate in Orange County Wednesday. (3/2/17)

NEWBURGH - The SPCA is retracting comments it made about police turning a blind eye to the plight of a dog that was found frozen and starved to death in a crate in Orange County Wednesday.

The lifeless dog was found caged on an abandoned property in Newburgh.

"We have no complaints or calls for service in that area for a dog in a crate in the back of an abandoned yard,” says City of Newburgh Police Chief Dan Cameron.

Police showed News 12 the records indicating that the last animal complaint on Carter Street, where the dog was found by neighbors Feb. 28, was in August. There was also a complaint in January 2016.

"That information was given out apparently prematurely,” says Joan Kay, of the Hudson Valley SPCA.

 

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