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Serious jail time in Macedon dog abuse case

by WayneTimes.com
October 31, 2015

Wayne County District Attorney, Rick Healy, announced that on Wednesday (10/28) Eleanor Hughes, age 53 and James Hughes, age 41, both residing at 2048 Wayneport Road (Pinewood Trailer Park), pled guilty to eleven counts of misdemeanor Animal Abuse in Macedon Court.

A resident of the mobile home park called 911 to report finding a dog in very poor condition that had escaped from a trailer home.

After an investigation, police found 11 dogs in the residence. By the time more help arrived, and they gained entrance to the trailer home, two puppies were dead, one almost completely eaten.
The dogs were completely covered in fleas and urine, and feces covered the floor. A cooking pot with what Animal Cruelty Investigator Tom Littlefield believed was human urine was against one wall. “I had to dodge stepping in feces. He (James) just kept walking through it like it wasn’t even there.”

“Vile, is the only word I can use to describe the conditions in that trailer,” said Littlefield. “I can’t describe the filth and odor,” he added. Other personnel responding to the trailer park said they picked up the odor a distance away upon arriving. The trailer was deemed unfit and condemned and posted, along with the other two trailers where the three dogs were hidden. One of the otherwise abandoned trailers was described as a “hangout” for the kids in the park.

Under a plea agreement with the Court, Eleanor and James will both be sentenced on December 22 to 15 months in jail for the discovery of the animals and their condition on September 9th
Healy also insisted that the couple be banned from owning dogs again for the next 20 years. He also thanked Macedon Judge Tom Crowley for accepting the jail time and conditions after release for the couple.

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