County Man Arrested On Animal Cruelty Charges

ALBION – Today (March 3), State Police arrested Anthony M. Scott, 30, from Richland on four counts of New York Agriculture and Markets Law §353 – Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance, a class “A” misdemeanor.

Anthony M. Scott

On February 20, State Police responded to 899 County Route 48 in the town of Albion for a report of possible animal abuse.

When Troopers arrived, along with a town of Albion Animal Control Officer they observed three dogs each housed in a small crate covered in their own feces.

The homeowner, Anthony Scott, said one of his four dogs (German Shephard) had passed away two days prior and was left in a garbage bag outside the residence.

He told Troopers that the dog had stopped eating and he was financially unable to take the dog to a veterinarian.

Scott agreed to turn the remaining three dogs over to the custody of the Paws Across the County group.

On March 1 a local veterinarian from North Country Vet Services released a medical report regarding the deceased German Shephard.

According to the report, the dog had no food in its stomach and had perished due to starvation.

On March 3 Scott was arrested on animal cruelty charges and was issued an appearance ticket.

He is scheduled to appear in the town of Albion Court on April 1 at 6 p.m.