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Two Dogs, Three Snakes Seized in Schoharie

Animals  (tags: animals, Neglect, Animal Welfare, abuse, suffering, pets, crime, cruelty )

- 2008 days ago -
COBLESKILL - A Schoharie County man has been charged with abandoning his five pets -- two dogs and three snakes -- at his home, leaving them without food or water for several days.

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Dee C (229)
Sunday October 21, 2012, 9:17 pm
According to the Schoharie County Sheriff's Department, 21-year old Timothy R. LaPlant moved out of his home on Larry Hoyt Lane recently, leaving two dogs chained to the outside of his trailer, and three snakes inside.

At the Schoharie County Animal Shelter, 2-year old Capone, a red-nosed pit bull is on the road to recovery, just like 5-month old Maisey, a playful Coonhound. After a neighbor called 911, sheriff's deputies arrived to find the two dogs chained to the outside of a trailer without food or water.

"You could tell that they were hungry and you could tell they were scared," said Kerrie Colin, the animal shelter manager. "It appeared that they were outside with no shelter what so ever for a significant amount of time."

"It didn't appear that the house was lived in," said Schoharie County Sheriff's Deputy Zach Reinhart. "It appeared as though maybe they had moved out recently."

But even though the residents had moved out, Reinhart found they left something else behind.

"A neighbor advised us that they thought there was a tank of snakes inside the residence," the deputy said.

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penny C (85)
Monday October 22, 2012, 4:59 am
Makes me so angry when people treat animals so badly!

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday October 22, 2012, 5:36 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday October 22, 2012, 6:45 am
Noted - I would take him and chain him to some pole in the middle of the boiling desert and leave him to rot - the piece of shit.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 22, 2012, 7:15 am
noted, no words

Dee C (229)
Monday October 22, 2012, 9:15 am
Mike West is a personal friend of mine..He is the attorney for the county..and such a wonderful advocate for animals..It made him sick to see the condition of these poor animals once they arrived at the shelter..

It is just unbelievable what people can do to animals..Why bother to have any if you cannot be responsible for them and their well being..And as Mike said..even when one can't take care of their pets anymore..there is ALWAYS an answer to get them help..
I am proud of out animal shelter here..They have never refused to take in or back any animal..ever..If they have no room there there are so many volunteers that are willing and able to foster the animal until they have room or that animal is adopted out..

So there is no excuse for what this dirt bag did..

Karen Walker (71)
Monday October 22, 2012, 1:31 pm
Because these animals are domesticated, they can't take care of themselves. The poor dogs that were left chained would have surely died without intervention. This man deserves to be punished. If there is no law to cover it, then we should pass one.

paula eaton (30)
Monday October 22, 2012, 2:01 pm
Put this human garbage in a cell without food or water.

Dee C (229)
Monday October 22, 2012, 2:47 pm
A misdemeanor is not good enough..This is his second time..The laws should definitely be tougher on these creeps..

Teresa F (395)
Monday October 22, 2012, 4:38 pm
noted Dee

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday October 22, 2012, 6:24 pm
Sad, noted !
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