July 7, 2012
Animal Abuse, Animal Cruelty, Animal Welfare, animals, Died, Gross Neglect, Guilty, Pets, Purposely Inflicted Harm, R.I..P
Binghamton New York, Broome County New York, CONKLIN, Cruelty to animals, Doberman Pinscher, Feces, New York, Press & Sun-Bulletin
CONKLIN, N.Y. — A woman has been charged with 16 counts of felony aggravated cruelty to animal charges after 13 emaciated Dobermans and three dead dogs were found at her upstate New York home.
Broome County animal cruelty investigator Tarah Tripp tells The Press & Sun Bulletin of Binghamton (http://press.sn/MWAx4W ) that Christine Macan of Conklin had all but four of the dogs in crates, and each crate had about one inch of feces in it.
The dead dogs also were in crates, and Tripp said they had likely been dead for about a year.
Another room in the home contained several crates with long-dead animals. Tripp said she couldn’t make out what they were.
Officials became aware of the situation after a neighbor called police late Tuesday night, reporting the smell of feces and dead animals.
May 27, 2012
Animal Abuse, Animal Abusers, Animal Hoarder, animals, SPCA
Animal, Animal Health, Cruelty to animals, Dumbo, Edinburgh, Feces, Guinea pig, Maqsood Asghar, Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
An Edinburgh man has admitted to giving limited food and water access to 30 animals crammed in cages piled on top of each other.
Maqsood Asghar, 40, pled guilty to a charge under the Animal Health and Welfare Act at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
On 15 June 2011, Asghar was found with all the caged animals at a flat in Kirk Street. Sentence was deferred until next month for reports.
His solicitor said he had “a compulsive disorder of collecting things“.
Fiscal Depute, Tom Crosbie, told Sheriff Neil Mackinnon the police had gone to the flat on an unrelated matter.
Urine and faeces
When the SSPCA officers arrived they were immediately aware of two large dogs. Asghar told them he had other animals in the house.
The officers found a cat, two terrapins, four rabbits and four guinea pigs in a cage, which would normally house a single hamster.
They also found 10 rats in a cage, a number of quail, two doves, two Dumbo rats, two gerbils, two chinchillas, and a mouse.
Mr Crosbie said the animals were in cages stacked on top of one another and there was a very strong smell of urine and faeces.
The decision was made to remove the animals from the flat, he said, and Asghar agreed to transfer ownership of them to the SSPCA.