Neglected Newborn Puppies Found In Hoarder's Home - New York News

Neglected Newborn Puppies Found In Hoarder's Home

Posted: Updated:
Sixteen dogs, including some puppies, were rescued Tuesday from a Delaware County home. Sixteen dogs, including some puppies, were rescued Tuesday from a Delaware County home.

Delaware County SPCA officers say the entire month of November the 81-year-old owner of a Prospect Park home dodged their repeated attempts to get inside.

On Tuesday they served him with a warrant and were amazed at what they found inside.

They say the home wasn't fit to live in and they found more than  sixteen  dogs neglected. Some of them newborns-- their eyes not even open.

"They were seized from a condemned home so they were living in pretty deplorable conditions," explained Justina Calgiano, the SPCA's director of community relations.

The lack of care was so bad you could see rashes on some dogs where they suffered hair loss from flea dermatitis.

Officials say the elongated mammary glands and overgrown nails are another sign of neglect.

"It's definitely sad you knew they weren't in the right condition they were out during the hurricane," explained neighbor Lisa Suarez.

Suarez called the SPCA after witnessing the alleged neglect.

She says she and her fellow neighbors also heard the dogs' incessant barking and fighting while they were forced to suffer through the elements for hours in this backyard.

"It  wasn't so much we wanted them rescued for our convenience it was more because they were left alone outside. It was sad. "

One neighbor who didn't want to be identified said, "We've been dealing with the noise and smell of feces for at least a year now."

Officers say the entire month of November  they've been trying to get into the home--but all they've gotten are excuses. 

"He said I'm  very embarrassed by the conditions right now so I wouldn't like you to come in."

The 81-year-man is  now staying with his son--who shut  the lights off when we showed up looking for answers.

This case is still under investigation. No word on if charges will be filed. At this time the owner has not signed over ownership of the dogs to the Delaware County SPCA, so the dogs aren't available for adoption. 

We'll let you know when that happens. 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:22 GMT
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
  • Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:43:53 GMT
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
  • NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:14:35 GMT
    An NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
    An NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices