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New York dog breeder, charged for providing inadequate shelter, appears in court

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A Sprakers, N.Y., dog breeder, who is facing a charge for failure to provide proper shelter for the dogs who were in his care, appeared briefly in court on Monday, reported WNYT News.

Little was accomplished during the court appearance however - according to the court clerk, the necessary paperwork to proceed has not yet been received from the DA or State police so the breeder, Herbert Weich, was sent home.

Weich is only facing a $100 fine for the violation for inadequate shelter - if he manages to improve the dogs' shelter, he may receive some of the seized dogs back.

On Jan. 8, the Montgomery County SPCA announced that 41 dogs had been removed from Weich's Flat Creek Kennel property. The SPCA wrote:

The owner has surrendered, to the MC-SPCA, 31 of the 41 and we will be administering full medical care for these dogs including spaying or neutering. These 31 dogs will not be going back to the owner.

The Montgomery County SPCA reached out to Glen Highland Farm for assistance with the care of the seized dogs.

On Jan. 10, Glen Highland Farm posted the following information to their Facebook followers:

Regarding donations for the "Sprakers" dogs: Glen Highland Farm and the Mo.Co. SPCA will coordinate all donations to cover critical care needs for this initial period. This is a JOINT effort between both organizations to serve the dogs.

The rescue agency has promised to update everyone with more detailed information about the dogs after the Jan. 21 court hearing has concluded.

Original story about this situation at this link.

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