Schenectady Man Gets 3 Years Probation for Animal Cruelty

A Schenectady man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty was sentenced to three years of probation.

Wendall Smith was arrested back in March after SPCA officials found two dead cats in his State Street home, as well as a third that was barely breathing.

An official from the Schenectady County SPCA said the conditions inside Smith’s home were “beyond deplorable.”

The surviving cat now has a new owner who said “Bud” is doing great.

As part of his sentenced Smith will not be allowed to have any animals during the probationary period.

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