Cameron woman charged after animal abuse investigation


CAMERON, N.Y. (WETM) – Gracie Schoffner, 24, is facing charges after an animal abuse investigation, according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sheriff Allard, Schoffner allegedly “failed to provide adequate housing and care for two dogs and a cat at her residence.”

Schoffner was charged with Fail to Provide Proper Sustenance/Torturing/Injuring an Animal and was released on an Appearance Ticket directing her to Cameron Town Court at a later date.

The animals were signed over to the Finger Lakes SPCA on Sept. 3, 2020, and were treated and cared for there. The dogs, Tinker and Belle, were adopted on Nov. 17 and 23, 2020.

The cat, Meow Meow was also treated, returned to health, and was adopted in January of this year.

The SPCA shared before and after pictures of the animals surrendered to them.

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