Another disturbing news story about horrible animal neglect in Albany County.

Last Thursday, the Albany Police Department’s Special Operations Unit investigated complaints of animal cruelty and responded to the Capital District Veterinary Hospital in Latham for a report of awful animal abuse.  They learned that a six-year-old female pit bull that was brought in "with several wounds to the body, was severely underweight, hypothermic, and suffering from various other medical issues."

Tahir Jeffers, the owner of the pit bull, was charged with one count of Aggravated Animal Cruelty.

If you witness animal cruelty or believe an animal is in danger, report the matter immediately to local law enforcement and/or to your local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or other humane enforcement agencies.

Over a decade ago, the Albany County Animal Abuser Registry was created by an act of the Albany County Legislature known as Local Law K. The registry, hosted by the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, is a service to the public.

The following people seen on this list have been convicted of animal cruelty and while it's unclear exactly what they're guilty of, one thing is abundantly clear:

They are not allowed to own, possess, reside, have custody of, or intentionally engage in any physical contact with any animal.  Period.

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