Over 20 dogs rescued from “squalid” Stony Point home


13 Chestnut Street in Stony Point, where the animals were found
living in squalid conditions

STONY POINT – Approximately 21 adult Husky dogs were rescued from
a small ranch-style house at 13 Chestnut Street in Stony Point on Thursday

Town Police and the Hudson Valley Humane Society executed a search warrant
after receiving several complaints of abuse, neglect or otherwise unsanitary
conditions there including urine and feces covering the floors.

Those canines will all be evaluated by a licensed veterinarian.

The Humane Society’s Law Enforcement Division and Stony Point Police
also discovered at least five carcasses believed to be dogs in trash bags
and garbage cans both inside and outside the home.

The homeowner, Jerome Adler, 75, who lived there with his wife, has charges
pending against him, authorities said.

Town and Rockland County officials inspected the residence and deemed
it unsafe for human habitation and condemned it. All utilities were shot
off until several health and building code violations could be addressed.

Assisting in the rescue of the dogs were dog control officers from Stony
Point, Haverstraw and Orangetown.

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