Man Admits Dumping Pet Shop Puppies in Clinton County Woods
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A 36-year-old Plattsburgh man has pleaded guilty to five counts of animal abandonment for dumping 24 puppies in the woods around Clinton County.
Nineteen of the puppies were found and have since been adopted.
Staley could get up to two years in jail when he's sentenced on Jan. 23.
His wife, Tammy Staley, pleaded guilty to five counts of animal cruelty on Nov. 7. Those charges stemmed from an inspection of the store that turned up a dead kitten and several others in poor health.