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SHANNON MCMAHON arrested after her dog was found severely emaciated

- New York, USA -


The Putnam County SPCA announced the arrest of 42-year-old SHANNON MCMAHON.


In a Facebook post the organization said that on the evening of June 23, 2024, the Town of Kent Police Department contacted them and asked them to respond to a residence on Chief Nimham Drive regarding a dog who was severely emaciated.


Police had been dispatched to that address in reference to a dispute between landlord and tenant and while on the scene, officers observed an 8-year-old female Catahoula Leopard mix, “in a state of severe emaciation.”


After the SPCA was alerted, detectives and the Town of Kent Dog Control also responded to the scene.


SPCA detectives removed the dog, named Abby, and Kent Dog Control Officer Madsen took her to Guardian Veterinary Specialists in Brewster to be examined.


Veterinarians found Abby to weigh only 21 pounds with a body condition score of 1/9. If Abby had been healthy, she would have weighed around 40 to 50 pounds with a body condition score of 5/9.


Tests run on the furvictim showed she starved as result of lack of proper feeding.


Putnam County SPCA Detectives arrested Abby’s guardian, MCMAHON, for misdemeanor animal cruelty and processed her at the Town of Kent Police Department.


After being arraigned at Kent Town Court she was released without bail.

MCMAHON’s next court date was scheduled for July 11, 2024.

If convicted, MCMAHON faces a maximum year’s incarceration in a county jail in addition to fines of up to $1,000. A joke!


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Abby’s pictures shared from the Putnam County SPCA (NY)

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Judy A Canon
Judy A Canon
Jun 29

Bless Abby! That poor wee baby girl looks so dejected. I am truly hoping the rest of her life is filled with love, food & a family that cherishes her.

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