Animal Abuse On the Rise in Upstate NY

Animal abuse is one of the most heartbreaking things you'll see on the news, and sadly, it seems to be happening throughout the Capital Region with much more frequency.

Who in their right mind could abandon a litter of puppies or cats or leave an elderly dog stranded on the side of the road?

We also seem to be experiencing an increasing number of "hoarding situations" where unfit animal owners on large properties neglect animals like horses and donkeys, as was the case in the Catskills earlier in the year.

How Can You Help?

If you witness animal cruelty or believe an animal is in danger, report the matter immediately to local law enforcement and/or your local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or other humane enforcement agencies.

Over a decade ago, the Albany County Animal Abuser Registry was created by an act of the Albany County Legislature known as Local Law K. The registry, hosted by the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, is a service to the public.

The following people seen on this list have been convicted of animal cruelty. While it's unclear exactly what they're guilty of, one thing is clear: They are not allowed to own, possess, reside, have custody of, or intentionally engage in physical contact with any animal.

List of Registered Animal Abusers in Upstate New York

Here is a list of people in Upstate NY charged with animal cruelty, according to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and the Albany County Sherrif's Department

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM Albany

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