German Shepherds seized in Greene County available for adoption

Updated: 02/10/2014 5:45 PM
Created: 02/10/2014 12:44 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

DURHAM - Dozens of dogs seized from two homes in Durham are available for adoption.

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society and the Greene County Sheriff's Office removed 39 German Shepherd dogs and one cat from homes at 596 Morrison Road and 221 Hervey-Sunside Road.

The dogs were found living in such horrible conditions that investigators say the smell made their eyes water.

If you are interested in adopting the dogs, call the shelter at (518) 828-6044.

Dawn Verdeschi, 44, has been charged with animal cruelty.

A second suspect, Christopher Cella, 55, of Durham is wanted for questioning.

Anyone who knows of Cella’s whereabouts is asked to call Greene County Sheriff’s Department at (518) 943-3300.

These German Shepards are available for adoption after being seized from two homes in Greene County
Photo: Columbia-Greene Humane Society
Dawn Verdeschi
Photo: Greene County Sheriff's Department

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