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Putnam man accused of neglecting his dog faces animal cruelty charges

When detectives arrived at the Patterson home, they spotted a 9-year-old mini poodle unable to see or walk, due to the extreme matting in front of its eyes and extremities.

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2023, 10:09 PM

Updated 319 days ago

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A Putnam man is facing animal cruelty charges, accused of severely neglecting his dog.
The SPCA law enforcement division was dispatched Saturday to a call of a severely neglected mini poodle.
When detectives arrived at the Patterson home, they spotted a 9-year-old mini poodle unable to see or walk, due to the extreme matting in front of its eyes and extremities.
The dog had over 8 pounds of feces and urine-soaked matting removed from its body.
News 12 was told the dog is still receiving care at the animal hospital and is doing well.  


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