A Schenectady pet owner who couldn’t afford to pay for medical treatment for her six-month-old dog has been arrested for neglecting an animal, a misdemeanor.
Elizabeth Moshier was arrested by the Schenectady County SPCA who said that Moshier had taken her pit bull puppy to the Aqueduct Animal Hospital in Niskayuna on Oct. 22 with a broken leg. When she was told how much the medical care would be, she said she couldn’t afford it and left.
On Nov. 2, more than two weeks later, a veterinarian called her to determine if she had obtained medical treatment for the dog. The woman turned the dog over to the vet who then treated the animal and reported her to police.