Salem man accused of animal cruelty | Crime
A Salem man is facing animal abuse charges after failing to provide adequate care for his four dogs. That's according to the New York State Police in Greenwich.
Police say William McFarren, 39, was arrested and charged with animal abuse- failure to provide sustenance and care, a class "A" misdemeanor. In a release State Police said that the Animal Control Officer Jessica Barrett had tried on multiple occasions to help McFarren care for the animals, even going so far as to provide dog houses.
On January 24, McFarren voluntarily gave Barrett one of his dogs after she observed how emaciated the dog had become. Barrett brought the dog to the Granville Small Animal Hospital where it was diagnosed with frost bitten ears and emaciated body condition. On Jan. 26 Barrett returned to McFarren's residence where the man voluntarily surrendered his other three dogs to the officer.
McFarren was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Salem Town Court on February 14, 2011.