Updated February 5 at 11:40 a.m. – New York State Police received numerous calls about the person that was involved with the dog that had it's paws and mouth duct taped.The man that allegedly did this horrific act in Argyle has been identified and charged with cruelty to animals and animal abandonment. He is Shane Morehouse from Fort Edward, and is on disability because of a work related injury. Morehouse gave a not guilty plea when he was arraigned in the Argyle Town Court and released on his own recognizance. He’ll appear in court on February 14.

From a story in the Times Union, he couldn’t afford to take the dog to the vet and wanted someone to help it. He stated that he “left it where he knew someone would find the dog", and that he would have left it in the mountains if didn’t want anyone to know about it.

The dog’s name was “Chubby”, and was found Friday morning by Argyle Highway Department workers. When they found him, he was dehydrated, starving and sick. “Chubby” had been sick for quite some time and sadly had to be put to sleep.

A veterinarian and president of the New York State Humane Society, Holly Cheever mentioned that he had many other options and called his solution "shameless." If you can’t afford to care for an animal, then you shouldn’t own one. I’m very glad that they got the guy that allegedly did this, but unfortunately a helpless animal suffered because of his actions.


I have the tv on in the WGNA studio and I see the disgusting and disturbing story about animal abuse - On Friday morning, a Siberian Husky was found with its paws duct taped together.

This happened in Argyle, about 50 miles north of the Albany area. The dog was found on the side of a road. Besides having both front and back legs taped together, the dog’s mouth was also bound with tape.

In the story on YNN, according to the Queensbury SPCA, the dog was brought to a local vet for a serious neck wound. The dogs nails were so long they were growing into the paws, and it’s also very underweight. No one is quite sure how long the dog had been on the side of the road.

The Queensbury SPCA would like a call if anyone has nay information on this. Their phone number is 518-798-3500.

When I saw this, it made me angry; as I’m sure it made you angry, too. This kind of treatment is totally uncalled for, and if the person or people that did this, I wish someone would do this to you. I can’t believe that someone could do this.