Colesville, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason N. Lamoree following an investigation into animal cruelty at his residence on Route 41 in Colesville.
On Wednesday, April 17, Deputy Matthew Bomysoad responded to the residence for an anonymous report of dead dogs tied up behind the home. Upon his arrival, Bomysoad found no one home, but could smell decomposing flesh coming from the property.
Upon closer inspection, the deputy discovered two dead dogs, still chained to the rear of the residence. The animals had been left without food, water or adequate shelter, and had been dead for more than a month, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies also found two other dogs locked in a kennel on the property. The second set of dogs was still alive but emaciated, dehydrated and weak. They too had been left without food and water, and were in desperate need of medical care.
Lamoree later stated he believed the dogs had died in February or March, but wasn’t sure because he hadn’t been out to check on them in “several months.”
With assistance from The Humane Society, the two surviving dogs were signed over to their care and were removed from the property for treatment.
Lamoree turned himself in to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, April 21.
He is facing 12 total charges: four counts each of torturing/injuring an animal, abandonment of an animal, and neglect of an impounded animal (all misdemeanors).
Lamoree was released on appearance ticket to return to Colesville Town Court at a later date. The two remaining dogs are expected to survive.