NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- After two emaciated, flea-ridden dogs came to the Niagara County SPCA recently, on Thursday a shelter spokesperson announced an owner of one of the dogs has been charged.
The owner of a dog named "Precious," faces felony animal cruelty charges, said Amy Lewis, Executive Director of the Niagara County SPCA. She identified the owner as Timothy Neff, of 20th Street in Niagara Falls.
Precious, who's been renamed Bedelia, was taken to the shelter after a recent reported transfer of ownership, according to a Facebook post from the Niagara County SPCA.
The other dog, named Raine, was found on Green Street on the Reservation, the Niagara County SPCA says. The shelter adds they do not know if she was dumped in the malnourished, parasite-ridden condition or if she strayed from home and couldn't fend for herself.
Lewis is hopeful for a good outcome for both dogs.
Anyone who may know about Raine's history is asked to call the shelter at 716-731-4368 ext. 302.
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