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Allegany County couple arrested after animal neglect

SPCA investigators say one dog was found frozen to the floor of a camper

RICHBURG, N.Y. — An Allegany County couple is facing animal cruelty charges.

James L. Graham, 49, and Helen R. Graham, 50, both of Richburg, are charged with failure to provide sustenance, neglect of an impounded animal and failure to provide appropriate shelters for dogs. 

Investigators from the Allegany County SPCA and New York State Police investigated a complaint of malnourished and neglected dogs on County Road in the Town of Wirt.

Investigators say five dogs had no access to food, water or heat.  One of the dogs was found frozen to the floor of a camper. 

The couple was arraigned in Wirt Town Court and released on their own recognizance.

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