Animal abuser sought in Coxsackie area


Penny is on the road to recovery

HUDSON – The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is trying to locate the individual responsible for the animal cruelty perpetrated against a dog in the Earlton area in the Town of Coxsackie. There is a $500 reward.
The two- to three-year-old pitbull mix dog, named “Penny” by the humane society, was apparently left on the side of the road on or near Schoharie Turnpike in Earlton where she made her way to a home and the owners called animal control.
Penny, who has a severe case of mange and secondary infections in her skin, was brought to the human society in Hudson where she was examined and treatment was begun.
“Due to her condition she has lost the majority of her hair, and coupled with her compromised health, Penny could have easily succumbed to the frigid conditions,” said human society/SPCA President Ron Perez. He said with lots of TLC and continued treatment she should make a full recovery and will, in time, be available for adoption.
The owner could face several animal cruelty charges and if found guilty, could be sentenced to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Anyone with information is asked to call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 518-943-3300.