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Dogs, puppies locked in Chautauqua County trailer lead to animal cruelty charges

Thomas C. Wallace

A tip about neglected dogs locked inside a trailer in the hamlet of Frewsburg led to the arrest Wednesday of Thomas C. Wallace, 26, on charges of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals and failure to provide proper sustenance to the animals, state police said.

Responding to a tip about neglected dogs locked in a trailer, troopers found the trailer had no electricity or ventilation and that the dogs didn't have access to regular food or water. In addition, two puppies, who were in a small wooden pen with no light, appeared emaciated and had a skin condition.

Wallace was arrested and released on appearance tickets in Town of Carroll Court.

A dog control officer took the dogs and puppies to the SPCA to be examined by a veterinarian.


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