Man Neglected Dog

Times Union

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 also charged Frank Burns, 56, with not having licenses for the dogs.

The organization filed the charges after Rotterdam police called them to the Rotterdam Safe Storage facility at 1110 Altamont Ave. Police had been told that dogs were being improperly kept in a storage unit. One of the dog’s was bleeding badly, according to the SPCA.

The SPCA said they tracked down Burns who, they said, told them he was homeless and had no other place to put the dogs.

Burns is expected to be arraigned in town court on Jan. 26.

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