Two Animal Cruelty Arrests, In Steuben County

November 1, 2021

STEUBEN COUNTY, NY – Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on October 25, 2021, Investigators of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested, Joseph P. Duell, age 51, of County Route 84, Troupsburg, New York, following an investigation of reported malnourished animals not properly being cared for in Troupsburg, New York.
It is alleged that Mr. Duell failed to properly feed/water, maintain and provide proper shelter to multiple animals on the property. Due to the condition of the property and animals, 44 animals were removed including dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits and a goat. Mr. Duell was charged with Injuring and Failing to Provide Sustenance to Animals and Failing to provide Appropriate Shelter for Dogs Left Outdoors. Mr. Duell was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Troupsburg Court at a later date.
Sheriff Allard thanks the Finger Lakes SPCA, the Hornell Humane Society, and several other volunteers, for their assistance and support in this investigation. All animals were removed from the property and taken to the SPCA and Hornell Humane Society for treatment and proper housing. (Photographs attached were secured from this case)

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on October 28, 2021, Investigators of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brett A. Wilson, age 26, of Potter Road, Woodhull, New York, following an investigation of reported deceased animals that were left at an address on College Ave., in the Town of Corning, New York.

It is alleged that Mr. Wilson abandoned and failed to properly feed two cats and a reptile inside this residence on College Ave., contributing to the animals deaths. Mr. Wilson was charged with Abandonment of a Disabled Animal and Neglect of an Impounded Animal. Mr. Wilson was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Corning Court at a later date.

Sheriff Allard thanks the Finger Lakes SPCA for their assistance and support in this investigation. All animals were removed from the property and taken to the SPCA for proper disposal.