Susquehanna SPCA Director Stacie Haynes says the conditions she encountered at the Maryland farm where 30 cows were found dead were the worst she’s seen in a while. Amongst the dead animals there were two cows still alive along with goats and sheep. Haynes says the surviving animals are now at new farms to begin their recovery. Otsego County recently formed an Animal Abuse Task Force to streamline the process of how animal abuse cases are processed.
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Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans is holding a Kitten Foster Orientation on Saturday at the Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta beginning at 1:00 p.m. With more than 50 kittens under their care and more coming in everyday Super Heroes is in need of kitten fosters. The orientation will cover kitten development, socialization, common illnesses to look out for and many other topics. There is no charge for the orientation but donations are always greatly appreciated.
Source: Press release
Animals were on the loose on Thursday in both South Hartwick and Norwich. Police say they received a report of a horse walking down State Hwy 205 and an individual secured the animal. Its owner was found late Thursday morning. Meanwhile police in Norwich found a number of sheep wandering around on East Main Street. Officers herded them to the school grounds until they could find the owner.
UPDATED: 10:25am Owner has been located thank you everyone.The Otsego County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a…
Oneonta Department of Public Service crews are flushing water mains in the low service area through June 7. Work hours are between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and officials during flushing service will be interruputed but the duration may not be for the full work hours. During flushing, water users may experience a change in water color, pressure and/or loss of water. This is a common, temporary occurrence and is not a cause for alarm. A list of locations is available on the city’s Facebook page.
Residents of a Norwich apartment building were evacuated after part of the structure collapsed. Officials say a section of the second-floor exterior wall at the State and Mitchell building fell late Wednesday. No one was hurt and the residents are looking for a place to stay until engineers complete a structural review to determine if the building needs to come down. Streets around the building are closed to traffic.
The third time was not the charm for 14-year-old Melodie Loya of Bainbridge who was eliminated in the seventh round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The home-schooled student made it farther this year than in the last two years but she will be too old to compete in next year’s bee. Officials gave props to Loya on the bee’s official Twitter account saying they were sad to see one of their most charming spellers leave the stage.
Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin reports the Sheriff’s Office along with the Susquehanna SPCA is investigating an animal cruelty situation in the Town of Maryland. Deputies located approximately two dozen dead cattle in a barn and another 30 head in poor condition late Tuesday.
The sheriff says in addition to cows, deputies found pigs, sheep, and goats that lacked proper care. Charges are pending.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue was the guest of 22nd District Congressman Anthony Brindisi for a tour of the Chobani Yogurt plant in New Berlin and to participate in a roundtable discussion about agriculture. The audience consisted of local producers, members of Brindisi’s agriculture advisory council, and members of the community. Brindisi and Perdue heard concerns about trade, the state of agriculture in Upstate New York, and USDA regulations.
Source: Press release
Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Mrs. Brindisi visited Sherburne Public Library on Wednesday to deliver books and meet with library staff. It’s part of a program called
Brindisi Bookworms that launched in March and has brought more books to library shelves across New York’s 22nd Congressional District. Brindisi Bookworms takes advantage of the Library of Congress Surplus Book Program which allows members of Congress to donate the Library’s extra books to schools, libraries, community centers, and other qualifying organizations.
Source: Press release
Last Saturday Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies, assisted by the Village of Sidney Police Department, conducted a highway safety and seatbelt use compliance check point on State Highway 8. The result was nearly 40 tickets were issued for offenses including seatbelt violations, uninspected vehicles, registration violations, equipment violations and driver license violations. One driver was arrested for Third Degree Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. The check point took place during the sheriff’s office participation in tohe Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s “Click It or Ticket” Seat Belt Mobilization Enforcement campaign.
Source: Press Release