More than twenty dogs were taken from a home in Duanesburg Thursday evening where an SPCA officer said living conditions were not fit for animals nor humans. SPCA Lt. Matt Johnson told CBS6 News charges were pending.
Michael Frank Wallace said he lives in the trailer off Route 7 with his mother, whom he claims is responsible for bringing the dogs into the house last October. He said she has a history of “flipping” – selling – dogs. Wallace said he finally got fed up with having to clean up after the dogs and feed them.
Lt. Johnson said his agency came to the Wallace residence today after receiving a request from state police for assistance with thirteen dogs that were kept in a storage shed. The property manager at the trailer park said twenty-two dogs were removed.
One neighbor said the odor from the home was so strong she wondered how the people inside could stand to live there.
Lt. Johnson said the dogs were in good condition but were living in poor conditions, and said the condition of the home was the basis for the taking of the animals.