Three Elmira Residents Charged with Animal Cruelty

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Three Elmira residents are charged with several counts of animal cruelty and other animal related violations. 

Elmira City Animal Control officers were called to 905 Oak St. due to the condition of dogs found at the home. 

The investigation revealed eight dogs were living in unsanitary conditions. Several of the dogs were found in very poor body condition and in need of medical care. 

44-year-old Nona J. Smith is charged with seven counts of animal cruelty, one year in jail, or both. Smith is also facing three counts of failure to provide proper shelter and one count of unsanitary conditions. 

46-year-old Gregory S. Loyd is charged with six counts of animal cruelty, one year in jail, or both. He is also facing three counts of failure to provide proper shelter and one count of unsanitary conditions. 

24-year-old Bernard P. Loyd is charged with six counts of animal cruelty, three counts of failure to provide proper shelter, one count of unsanitary conditions, six counts of unlicensed dog, and six counts of failure to provide rabies vaccination. 

All animals were seized from the residence and taken to the Elmira Animal Shelter where they are being treated. 

The charges are punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, one year in jail, or both. 

Smith and both Loyds are due in Elmira City Court on Jan 20th to answer the charges. 

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