SALEM – The Washington County Sheriff’s office says it has made a second arrest in a case involving 20 abandoned animals.
They arrested 19-year-old Jon Corcoran of Syracuse on animal cruelty and child endangerment charges.
They say Corcoran and 44-year-old Neil Jordan kept nearly two dozen animals at a home in Salem that did not have working heat.
Twenty dogs, exotic birds and rabbits were found in fair condition in January.
Investigators say they either owned or co-owned almost all of the animals with other people. The two both worked in the animal grooming industry.
The animals were treated for any medical problems and have been adopted.
Investigators also say Jordon’s three children sometimes stayed at the home that was “as cold outside as it was inside.” They are now with their mother.