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76 neglected dogs found in Wallkill home
WALLKILL (WABC) -- A Wallkill woman was arrested and charged with two counts of animal cruelty on Monday morning after police executed a search warrant at her home on Derby Road.
Police say they found 76 neglected dogs at the home of 64-year-old Sylvia Panetta. Two of the dogs were seriously injured, including one who had to have his leg amputated.
Pancetta was reportedly breeding Rottweilers for sale on the Internet, except officials say her dogs were in a heartbreaking state of neglect, disease and deformity. Pancettal allegedly starved them on a diet of bread and water.
The dogs that needed the most urgent care were removed immediately, while the rest will be rescued later.
Panetta was charged with animal cruelty and was allowed back on her property. More charges could follow as authorities finish removing the rest of the dogs.
Most did them will likely end up at the animal sanctuary Pets Alive, where they can be nursed to better health.
If you would like to help by donating, visit PetsAlive.org.
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