Rescued, neglected Fulton County dogs get emergency care

A group of dogs is getting emergency care after being seized in an animal abuse case in Fulton County.

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Six young dogs are being cared for at the Fulton County Regional SPCA. Four others are in foster homes.

Some of the shih tzus have eye problems and skin infections – and they’re not used to walking around or sleeping on something soft.

The dogs were pulled out of a small room in a camper in Ephratah.

Laurie Murray, 52, and Harvey Martz, 47, are facing animal abuse charges. The sheriff says they left the dogs, plus goats and cats, on a property where they hadn’t lived for a year – only coming back once in a while.

Murray is also facing separate fraud charges in Amsterdam. Authorities say Murray, owner of Mohawk Valley Builders, took money for construction work that was never done.

As for the young dogs, they’re re-learning how to walk, and getting a chance to live a better life.

Sheriff Richard Giardino doesn’t want the pair to have any more animals. The dogs are not up for adoption yet, but all of that care is going to cost a lot of money.

The sheriff wants to emphasize the Fulton County Regional SPCA is the only one collecting money for the dogs’ care. He wants you to report any other fundraising effort.

Take a look at how the dogs are doing now by watching the video of Kumi Tucker’s story.

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