On Tuesday, the Ulster County SPCA and Shawangunk Police Department removed several animals from a home in Pine Bush. According to a press release from the Ulster County SPCA, an investigator visited the home after receiving a complaint concerning an improper dog shelter.

After arriving at the scene, Investigator Hauspurg of the UCSPCA discovered extremely poor living conditions that were affecting the lives of over a dozen animals. Some 11 dogs, 24 cats, six birds and a goat were all removed from the property. The animals were suffering from neglect and illnesses caused by many factors including debris and heavy ammonia content in the air of the home.

Jenn Geuss/ Ulster County SPCA

The press release states that the homeowner, Mary Foote, was charged with a "single misdemeanor neglect count of 'Failure to Provide Proper Sustenance' under NYS's Agriculture and Markets Laws for each animal removed" and will be arraigned on July 20th in the Town of Shawangunk Justice Court.

Jenn Geuss/Ulster County SPCA

The Ulster County SPCA is providing shelter now for all the animals taken from the home and are asking the public for help. You can give them a call at 845.331.5377 ext 215 or visit them 20 Wiedy Rd, Kingston, NY 12401.