State police charge two with animal cruelty
LOCKPORT -- A Minnick Road couple face animal cruelty charges after they allegedly abandoned 11 cats and a dog when they were evicted earlier this month, state troopers said Wednesday.
John R. Moultrup, 51, and his wife, Antoinette M., 60, of 6763 Minnick Road, were evicted Feb. 13 and failed to return to feed or remove the animals, troopers said. The animals were left without care and "in deplorable conditions," according to police.
The Moultrups were arraigned in Lockport Town Court and ordered by the judge to remove the animals from the residence Wednesday.
Authorities provided the pets with food and water. They also removed one springer spaniel, according to reports.