Columbia County man accused of neglecting multiple dogs

A Columbia County man is facing animal cruelty charges. Curtis Rist, 63, of Greenport was arrested after police responded to a call and found five dogs in deplorable condition, investigators said.

Two of the dogs needed immediate attention.

All five dogs, ranging in age from four to 10 years – are expected to make a full recovery and will be placed up for adoption.

For more information, call the Columbia-Greene Humane Society at (518) 828-6044.