One puppy didn't survive flea infestation

One pup didn’t survive infestation – another struggling and owner is charged

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One puppy, seized from a man in New York, was so severely infested with fleas that it did not survive and another is struggling to live. According to the SPCA serving Erie County NY, Timothy Strobele of Sage Avenue in Buffalo is facing multiple animal cruelty charges for the condition of his pets.severe flea infestation

On August 3, the animal welfare agency updated its Facebook followers about the case:

Resting comfortably today after a long few weeks are the puppies rescued yesterday with severe flea infestations. Sadly, one puppy did not survive, and another is still in critical condition. Six pups are responding well to treatment, and three adults are still in ICU.

In a press release the SPCA stated:

The animals were rushed to the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca shelter infirmary where members of the Veterinary Department are removing the fleas, examining the dogs, administering fluids, giving baths, and more. One young puppy estimated to be five weeks old is in critical condition and oxygen is being administered.

The man accused of the extreme neglect of his pets will have to appear in court on September 14.

Recently, the BC SPCA highlighted the plight of a dog named “Rascal” who also nearly died from a severe flea infestation – the dog lost 85 percent of his blood from the blood-sucking parasites. Read the story here.

(Images via SPCA serving Erie County NY)

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9 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    How do so-called owners see these animals in conditions like this and don’t do anything to help them? Are they just making money of their litters and just using them until they die? This man should be in jail for at least 10 years along with his friendly dog loving jail mates. Would be just punishment for him.

  2. debor33 says:

    I pray they get the punishment deserved…you know they knew the pups had fleas & did nothing….and to think one died because so much blood was sucked out….you know know I wish the funishment fit the crime…..all the suffering these babies went thru…if they couldn’t afford treatment fhem,give them to someone who could….


    These owners need to be in jail or euthanize! Karma is a bitch, and so brace yourself you monster owners!

  4. Red says:

    LOCK THIS MONSTER AWAY. He deserves a minimum of 10 years, $100,000 fine and a life time ban on ever owning or living in the same home as a pet. Or, dig a hole and shove him in it, then cover quickly.


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