Police: Town of Kent woman arrested for animal neglect

A woman from the Town of Kent was arrested earlier this week for animal neglect.
The Putnam Count SPCA law enforcement said they received a call on Dec. 6 from the Town of Kent dog control officer regarding a severely neglected older male Maltese dog found loose on Route 52.
The dog was found with extremely long nails, matted, dirty hair with a rotten odor, parts of its fur missing and a severe dental disease.
Jennifer Parish was arrested for animal neglect, according to police.
The dog was also transported to Carmel Animal Hospital to receive medical treatment and is now resting comfortably.