In Steuben County, three individuals were apprehended in January on charges related to the neglect of up to eight dogs. The Village of Bath Police Department reported that Joshua A. Fenstermacher, Ashley K. Odonnell, both aged 36, and Eva-Rose J. Brush, 24, were arrested on January 13th. They face eight counts each of overdriving, torturing, and injuring animals; failure to provide proper sustenance, classified as a Class A misdemeanor.
The accused allegedly neglected to supply necessary food, water, and veterinary care to the dogs under their care, leading to several dogs becoming critically ill and one dog’s death due to the neglect. Additionally, Brush has been charged with failing to provide proper food and drink to an impounded animal, an unclassified misdemeanor, after reportedly abandoning a cat in a condemned apartment without adequate sustenance.
Following their arrest, Fenstermacher, Odonnell, and Brush were processed at the Steuben County Jail and subsequently released. The police have confirmed that the rescued animals are now under the care and custody of animal rescue organizations as the court case proceeds.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected].