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New pet law for Sharon Springs

A new law could allow a wider variety of pets in Sharon Springs.

Existing laws ban most types of unusual pets, including goats, bees, and guinea pigs.

The Times Journal reports Mayor Doug Plummer says the laws are antiquated, and recent public outcry could help influence a change.

Read more in The Times Journal.

3 charged in Montgomery County puppy mill

MINDEN – Authorities in Montgomery County tell NewsChannel 13 they have now arrested three people in connection with the seizure of more than 50 dogs earlier this month.

According to police the barn where the animals were discovered was not heated and many had frostbite, open wounds, and worms.

The animals were living in fecal matter and at least one was dead. 

More than 60 cats found dead in Schoharie County freezer

WRIGHT – More than 60 cats were found dead in Schoharie County freezer Wednesday morning.

It was part of a raid where more than 100 animals were found living in "deplorable conditions," the Schoharie County Sheriff's Department says.

The raid was organized with the sheriff’s department, along with members of the district attorney’s office, the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley and the Schenectady County SPCA.

A veterinarian examined some of the rescued animals. They are now at the animal shelter in Howe’s Cave awaiting examination results.

More information will be released at a news conference on Thursday.

Dog rescued from Mohawk River

AMSTERDAM - A dog is safe and warm after being rescued from the icy Mohawk River.

Police found the dog near Lock 11 Tuesday night.

After several unsuccessful rescue attempts, the sheriff's department air boat was called in.

The dog is now recovering at a local animal hospital.

50 pit bulls seized after investigation

MINDEN– The Montgomery County Sheriffs Department, Fort Plain Police and New York State Police have seized more than 50 pit bulls after receiving numerous complaints over the last several days.

During the investigation officials found the animals living in deplorable conditions in a barn on Route 5S.

According to state police the barn was unheated, exposed to the elements and the water was frozen. A deceased animal as well as fecal matter were also present.

All of the dogs removed were examined by a veterinarian. Many of the dogs suffered from frostbite, open sores and worms.

Police are still investigating. No arrests have been made.

Dogs seized up for adoption

Dogs seized up for adoption

HUDSON – The Columbia Greene Humane Society has received four dogs from the NYPD that were seized during a raid on a dog fighting operation.

All four dogs are females between two and four years old. All four have been spayed, vaccinated, and health tested.

If you are interested in adopting one, CLICK HERE.