A Queens man was hit with animal cruelty prices Tuesday for allegedly retaining dozens of abused, filthy and malnourished canine and puppies in his house with out correct care.
Fred Thomson, 69, was busted and arraigned on a 90-count criticism Tuesday — 45 counts of “failure to supply correct food and drinks to an impounded animal” and 45 counts of “overdriving, torturing, and injuring animals/failing to supply sustenance,” a launch from Queens District Legal professional Melinda Katz stated.
Coronary heart-wrenching video supplied to The Put up Tuesday reveals the 45 pups — a few of them shivering — being cared for at a shelter, officers stated.
The animals had been rescued on Nov. 16 after members of the NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad served a court-issued warrant on the Broad Channel house.
“The animals had been discovered lined in feces and urine, with soiled hair coats, overgrown nails, and presenting with gum illness,” Katz said.
The puppies had been rescued on Nov. 16 after the NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad served a court-issued warrant.ASPCA
The ASPCA stepped in to assist the canine after being rescued. ASPCA
“[Investigators] additionally discovered a number of white mattresses nearly completely stained brown from excrement and fully chewed by.”
A robust scent of urine emanated from inside the house. Responding personnel required masks, respirators, and different private protecting tools to rescue the animals, officers stated.
Responding personnel used masks and respirators to rescue the canine.ASPCA
“Animals are unvoiced members of our group who deserve correct care and sustenance,” Katz stated. “In my time because the District Legal professional, I’ve seen far too many instances of cruelty to those sentient beings, who really feel ache and undergo misery a lot in the identical method individuals do.”
The video reveals ASPCA staff treating the animals, slicing their nails and holding them after they had been rescued.
“As soon as we grew to become conscious of the extraordinarily poor circumstances these canine had been in, we mobilized shortly to cease their struggling and supply them with knowledgeable medical and behavioral care,” ASPCA President and CEO Matt Bershadker stated.
A few of the animals had gum illness when rescuers discovered them.ASPCA
Thomson faces as much as a 12 months in jail if convicted. His subsequent courtroom date was set for Feb. 6.