Another local case of animal abuse to report, this one in Herkimer County.

12 dogs were taken from a home on Route 28 between Herkimer and MIddleville on Saturday.

Herkimer County Humane Society Shelter Manager Joanne Johnson says all of the dogs exhibit various stages of neglect, including severe skin disease and starvation.

Johnson says the public can help out by donating canned dog food and blankets.

An investigation is currently underway by State Police and charges are pending.