Coeymans woman accused of neglecting dogs

A Coeymans woman is charged with animal cruelty.

Ellaine VanEtten, 55, had five dogs living in a converted shed, said investigators. They had gone to check her residence after getting a tip about possible animal cruelty.

The dogs were malnourished, investigators said, and living in their own waste.

VanEtten turned herself in. She was released and is due back in Coeymans Town Court on March 16.

The dogs were taken to an animal shelter.

Elaine VanEtten (Albany County Sheriff’s Office)