Five Red Creek, New York, residents pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals after investigators discovered 10 dehydrated animals on the property, including an emaciated goat, three cats, and six dogs as well as the remains of 12 puppies and several chickens. Investigators estimated that the puppies and chickens went at least three weeks without food before dying of starvation. PETA contacted the district attorney, asking him to vigorously prosecute the case. One abuser was sentenced to a year in prison and all five are prohibited from owning animals for 15 years.
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