ELMIRA, NY (WETM) – Two women have been indicted by a Chemung County grand jury after two dead dogs were found at an Elmira home on Grove Street.
According to court documents, Caitlyn Hunter and Brittany Miller have both been charged with two counts of aggravated animal cruelty; two counts of excessive conduct, torture and injury to animals; two counts of failure to provide adequate food and drink to an impounded animal; and one count of endangering the well-being of a child.
The indictment says that between November 1, 2020 and June 8, 2021, the women killed a dog and a dog by keeping them “in a cage and not providing them with adequate veterinary and hygiene care. , food or water, and thus allowed the dog to die and decompose inside the crate.
A charge of endangering the well-being of a child was also included because a child lived in an “unsanitary home which was subsequently sentenced”.
Neighbors for the two women told 18 News in June that there was a third dog still alive and removed from the house. They said the two women who lived in the house for an extended period did not take care of their belongings. Garbage was piled up outside and a foul odor came from inside the house.
18 News will have more information on the case as soon as it becomes available.