Animal Cruelty Investigation Leads to Adoption

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The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty Investigation Unit respond to an animal complaint on Maynard Street in the Town of Corning. 

The complaint on Sept. 12 stated that a brown and white male husky, Roo, was allegedly being continually chained to a tree on a two-foot cable, with open wounds to both ears, and a flea infestation. 

According to the report, Roo was often not fed and watered. 

After an investigation was conducted by Deputies, the owner willingly decided to surrender the dog. 

Deputies contacted the City of Corning and Town of Caton Dog Control Officer, Christie Runkle Special responded and took custody of Roo. 

Roo received immediate care at a local veterinarian. 

Although it was decided that no charges were to be filed, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office is happy to announce that Roo was adopted on Saturday by a fellow officer from a neighboring county. 

Officials said their goal for the Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty Investigation Unit may not always include criminal charges, but to find a healthy and safe place for the animals. 

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