Oswego County man arrested on animal cruelty charges

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According to State Police, Anthony Scott, 30, from Richland, NY has been arrested on four counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance.

On February 20, 2019, State Police responded to 899 County Route 48 in the Town of Albion for a report of possible animal abuse. When Troopers arrived with an Animal Control Officer, they found three dogs in three small crates, covered in their own feces.

The police report found Anthony Scott to be the homeowner. Police say Scott stated one of his four dogs, a German Shepherd, had passed away two days beforehand, and was left in a garbage bag outside the home.

He told Troopers the dog wasn’t eating, and he was financially unable to take the dog to a veterinarian. 

Police say Scott agreed to turn the remaining three dogs over to the custody of the rescue group, Paws Across Oswego County.

On March 1, 2019, a local veterinarian from North Country Vet Services released a medical report about the deceased German Shephard, which stated the dog had no food in its stomach and had perished due to starvation.

On March 3, 2019, Scott was arrested on animal cruelty charges and was issued an appearance ticket. 

He is scheduled to appear in the town of Albion Court on April 1, 2019, at 6 p.m.
 

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