Category Archives: 2011 News

Homeless Man Charged With Neglect for Leaving Pit Bulls in Self-Storage Unit

A 56-year-old homeless man who slept under a railroad trestle faces animal cruelty charges for locking four pit bulls in a self-storage unit without food or water. Investigators say Frank Burns was evicted from his Schenectady apartment just before Christmas … Continue reading

Man Neglected Dog

A local man faces an animal cruelty charge after he allegedly left four pit bulls without food and water in an unheated storage room. The Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Thursday that the organization … Continue reading

Pitbulls rescued from Rotterdam Storage Facility

The Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrested Frank Burns, 56, currently without a residence, for leaving four pit bulls without food or water in an unheated and non-insulated storage room. SPCA officers were called to … Continue reading

Animal Cruelty Arrest

The Schenectady County SPCA has arrested a homeless man they say left four pit bulls in a storage room without any food or water. SPCA officers were called to a storage facility in Rotterdam after receiving animal cruelty complaints. That’s … Continue reading

Pitbulls Found in Rotterdam Storage Facility

Rotterdam Animal Abuse – Four Pitbulls found in Rotterdam storage

Pitbulls rescued from Rotterdam Storage Facility

On December 29, 2011, Officers for the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were called to the Rotterdam Safe Storage facility by the Town of Rotterdam Police Department, which had received complaints of animals being improperly … Continue reading

Law Wants Animal Advocates Arrested – SPCA Won’t Do It

Trap Neuter and Return Program Deemed Unlawful Schenectady County SPCA chief humane law enforcement officer Mathew B. Tully announced today that the not for profit organization will not arrest anyone engaging in the controversial “trap neuter and return” (TNR) of … Continue reading

Don’t Feed Your Pets Raw Dough, Sage

An advisory for the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has a couple of Thanksgiving tips: Sage can be the one ingredient that can make or break your stuffing but it’s also the spice that can … Continue reading

Chief Dave Dean Discusses Animal Hoarding with WNYT

  Schenectady County SPCA Investigator David Dean appears on Forum 13 and discusses animal control and hoarding issues as well as the purpose of the organization and how it assists the community.