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Animal Shelter Closed For Violations

A Waterville animal shelter was shut down over violations of mistreatment of the animals.

On Friday, Sept. 13, the Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals served a search warrant at the Whispering Pines Animal Rescue on Lewis Road in the Town of Marshall. This came following several reports of sick and dying dogs.

By removing the 60 dogs, four cats, and a bird from the property, the officers saved many animals and people from going through tremendous difficulty, officials said.

Chief William Pulaski, who served the warrant with the Cruelty Investigations Unit, said at a press conference last week the investigation of Whispering Pines is ongoing.

"If anybody, within the last year, purchased a puppy from Whispering Pines and it died or got sick, please call us and if you don't reach anyone, please leave a message," Pulaski said.

CNYSPCA Veterinarian Greta Jeitler said all the animals are doing well with no severe issues at this time. When the dogs are rehabilitated they will be available for adoption.

The SPCA is asking for monetary donations for treatments and medicine for the pets, as well as blankets for the dogs since old blankets need to be thrown away.

Pulaski described some of the conditions the animals were kept in…

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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